A Century-long Dialogue and Chinua Achebe’s Legacy in Italy

by Sara Amorosini

The article relates the Italian editorial history of Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (1958). It consists in two related but self-contained sections: the first one reconstructs the origin of the book and its relationship with the English canon; the second one, its translations into Italian. A brief interview with Elisabetta Sgarbi, editorial director of the Italian publishing house La Nave di Teseo, concludes the article.