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Chinua Achebe Dead?

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Date of Death: Mar 21, 2013
Cause(s) of Death: Not Known
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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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  • Patrick Gaspard avatar Mar-30-2017, 19:25:31

    I've read all of Chinua Achebe, and I have no idea what this means. https://t.co/nR4BD2IdoD

  • Lebo Tlalinyane avatar Mar-30-2017, 19:22:22

    @TimModise @patrickgaspard Chinua Achebe couldn't have thought of non black persons. Plenty of black leaders with i… https://t.co/mz2S2kicfi

  • KEMOSABE avatar Mar-30-2017, 19:10:41

    RT @TimModise: "One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised" Chinua Achebe. Greetings @patrickgaspard https…

  • That Guy avatar Mar-30-2017, 19:06:44

    RT @TimModise: "One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised" Chinua Achebe. Greetings @patrickgaspard https…

  • rhulani baloyi avatar Mar-30-2017, 19:06:27

    RT @TimModise: "One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised" Chinua Achebe. Greetings @patrickgaspard https…

  • Tim Modise avatar Mar-30-2017, 19:04:00

    "One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised" Chinua Achebe. Greetings… https://t.co/4h4tkgzd4m

  • simgazeti avatar Mar-30-2017, 18:24:46

    kitabu cha John Wisse: CHINUA ACHEBE and NELSON MANDELA at DOWN 1, kinapatikana Simgazeti https://t.co/9sldrRnYto

  • Jeanne Evans avatar Mar-30-2017, 17:40:26

    A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself. - Chinua Achebe #quote https://t.co/3fnAruBzJo

  • Indira Adami😁 avatar Mar-30-2017, 17:22:38

    Chinua Achebe #ThingsFallApart Hanson Ayoola #SheDiedYesterday etc... https://t.co/fny3mBrEqT

  • Waraidzo avatar Mar-30-2017, 16:51:57

    There was a country - Chinua Achebe 😭

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