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Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe in 2008
Chinua Achebe in 2008
Born Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe
(1930-11-16)16 November 1930
Ogidi, Nigeria Protectorate
Died 22 March 2013 (aged 82)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and professor of Africana studies Brown University
Nationality Nigerian
Period 1958–present
Notable works "The African Trilogy": Things Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease, Arrow of God, A Man of the People and Anthills of the Savannah

Chinua Achebe (16 November 1930 - 22 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was best known for writing the novel, Things Fall Apart which was first printed in 1958. 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.

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