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Ranking Author Chinua Achebe’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

“What are Chinua Achebe’s Best Books?” We looked at all of Achebe’s authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by Chinua Achebe and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



The Top Book’s Of Chinua Achebe



26 ) Critical Fictions

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 16
  • LibraryThing: 20


25 ) Collected Poems

	Collected Poems

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 18
  • Amazon: 16
  • LibraryThing: 21


24 ) How the Leopard Got His Claws

	How the Leopard Got His Claws

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 25
  • Amazon: 13
  • LibraryThing: 16


23 ) No Longer at Ease

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 15
  • Amazon: 13
  • LibraryThing: 21


22 ) Things Fall Apart

	Things Fall Apart

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 23
  • Amazon: 16
  • LibraryThing: 8


20 ) Another Africa

	Another Africa

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 22
  • Amazon: 3
  • LibraryThing: 21


20 ) Things Fall Apart: and Related Readings

	Things Fall Apart: and Related Readings

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 23
  • Amazon: 16
  • LibraryThing: 7


19 ) Anthills of the Savannah

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 17
  • Amazon: 16
  • LibraryThing: 12


17 ) Beyond Hunger in Africa

	Beyond Hunger in Africa

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 16
  • LibraryThing: 21


17 ) Critical Insights: Things Fall Apart

	Critical Insights: Things Fall Apart

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 16
  • LibraryThing: 21


14 ) Morning Yet on Creation Day

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 9
  • Amazon: 16
  • LibraryThing: 17


14 ) Arrow of God

	Arrow of God

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 15
  • Amazon: 13
  • LibraryThing: 14


14 ) The Flute

	The Flute

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 20
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 21


13 ) Girls At War

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 21
  • Amazon: 9
  • LibraryThing: 10


10 ) There Was A Country

	There Was A Country

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 11
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 19


10 ) Africa: A Short History

	Africa: A Short History

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 12
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 18


10 ) A Man of the People

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 14
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 10


9 ) Chike and the River

	Chike and the River

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 19
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 6


8 ) The Trouble with Nigeria

	The Trouble with Nigeria

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 9
  • LibraryThing: 15


7 ) Home and Exile

	Home and Exile

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 8
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 12


6 ) An Image of Africa / The Trouble With Nigeria

	An Image of Africa / The Trouble With Nigeria

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 13
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 9


4 ) Conversations with Chinua Achebe

	Conversations with Chinua Achebe

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 16
  • LibraryThing: 2


4 ) Beware, Soul Brother

	Beware, Soul Brother

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 3
  • Amazon: 16
  • LibraryThing: 1


2 ) Africa’s Tarnished Name

	Africa's Tarnished Name

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 16
  • LibraryThing: 2


2 ) The Education of a British Protected Child

	The Education of a British Protected Child

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 9
  • Amazon: 5
  • LibraryThing: 5


1 ) Hopes and Impediments

	Hopes and Impediments

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 5
  • Amazon: 9
  • LibraryThing: 2


Chinua Achebe’s Best Books



Chinua Achebe Review Website Bibliography Rankings

BookGoodreadsAmazonLibraryThingOveral Rank
Hopes and Impediments 5 9 2 1
Africa’s Tarnished Name 1 16 2 2
The Education of a British Protected Child 9 5 5 2
Conversations with Chinua Achebe 2 16 2 4
Beware, Soul Brother 3 16 1 4
An Image of Africa / The Trouble With Nigeria 13 1 9 6
Home and Exile 8 4 12 7
The Trouble with Nigeria 4 9 15 8
Chike and the River 19 6 6 9
There Was A Country 11 6 19 10
Africa: A Short History 12 6 18 10
A Man of the People 14 12 10 10
Girls At War 21 9 10 13
Morning Yet on Creation Day 9 16 17 14
Arrow of God 15 13 14 14
The Flute 20 1 21 14
Beyond Hunger in Africa 6 16 21 17
Critical Insights: Things Fall Apart 6 16 21 17
Anthills of the Savannah 17 16 12 19
Another Africa 22 3 21 20
Things Fall Apart: and Related Readings 23 16 7 20
Things Fall Apart 23 16 8 22
No Longer at Ease 15 13 21 23
How the Leopard Got His Claws 25 13 16 24
Collected Poems 18 16 21 25
Critical Fictions 26 16 20 26

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