Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe in 2008
BornAlbert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe
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Ogidi, Nigeria Protectorate
Died22 March 2013 (aged 82)[1]
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
OccupationDavid and Marianna Fisher University Professor and professor of Africana studies Brown University
Notable work(s)"The African Trilogy": Things Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease, Arrow of God, A Man of the People and Anthills of the Savannah
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Chinua Achebe (16 November 1930 - 22 March 2013) was a Nigerian[2] novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was best known for writing the novel, Things Fall Apart which was first printed in 1958.[3][4] It is the most widely read book in modern African literature. Achebe went to Nigeria's first university, University College. Achebe wrote his first short story at university.


  1. Jonathan Kandell (22 March 2013). "Chinua Achebe, African Literary Titan, Dies at 82". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 22 March 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  2. Ezenwa-Ohaeto, p. 6.
  3. Franklin, Ruth. "After Empire: Chinua Achebe and the Great African Novel". The New Yorker, 26 May 2008. Retrieved on 7 December 2010.
  4. Ogbaa, p. xv.

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