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Date of Death: Mar 21, 2013
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Chinua Achebe (born 16 November 1930 as Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe) ( /ˈtʃɪnwɑː əˈtʃɛbeɪ/) is a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He is best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature. Raised by his parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies. He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student. After graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service and soon moved to the metropolis of Lagos. He gained worldwide attention for Things Fall Apart in the late 1950s; his later novels include No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God (1964), A Man of the People (1966), and Anthills of the Savannah (1987). Achebe writes his novels in English and has defended the use of English, a "language of colonisers", in African literature. In 1975, his lecture An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" became the focus of controversy, for its criticism of Joseph Conrad as "a bloody racist" and was later

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  • #Mkhitaryan avatar Apr-26-2017, 23:57:35

    RT @Briggs305: Wanlov's album art check like Chinua Achebe's "Things fall apart" https://t.co/9un8XPOmm8

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    '.............. only half-wits stumble into such enormities' Chinua Achebe. #ODMNominations #JubileeNominations #NairobiDecides

  • Abdulrasaq avatar Apr-26-2017, 23:51:37

    Ike Anya, Chinua Achebe’s Legacy: https://t.co/NiVCVz3gwx

  • William Scott avatar Apr-26-2017, 22:56:39

    RT @Alfonzowords: Chinua Achebe's “Things Fall Apart” is the most-widely read #book in #African #literature &has sold more than 8 million c…

  • Enricoh Alfonzo avatar Apr-26-2017, 22:56:39

    RT @Alfonzowords: Chinua Achebe's “Things Fall Apart” is the most-widely read #book in #African #literature &has sold more than 8 million c…

  • Vijay Chavda 🙏🕉🙏 avatar Apr-26-2017, 21:41:40

    Retweeted Great Quotes (@seek_truths): "One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised." -Chinua Achebe

  • Vijay Chavda 🙏🕉🙏 avatar Apr-26-2017, 21:41:38

    RT @seek_truths: "One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised." -Chinua Achebe

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    RT @renz_aurelio: "One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised." - Chinua Achebe #LLHappiestPlaceOnEarth

  • Renz Aurelio avatar Apr-26-2017, 21:32:39

    "One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised." - Chinua Achebe #LLHappiestPlaceOnEarth

  •  dawger avatar Apr-26-2017, 20:34:06

    RT @Briggs305: Wanlov's album art check like Chinua Achebe's "Things fall apart" https://t.co/9un8XPOmm8

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