Chinua Achebe

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Chinua Achebe wiki was named the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and professor of Africana studies at Brown University in 2009. Achebe is married to Christy Achebe, a visiting professor at Bard College. [1]

"Born in 1930, Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe is probably black Africa's most widely read novelist. His first work, Things Fall Apart, is regarded as a classic of world literature and has been translated into 40 languages.

"Key works include: Things Fall Apart (1958), Arrow of God (1964), A Man of the People (1966), Beware, Soul Brother (1971). (In USA Christmas in Biafra and Other Poems (1973), Anthills of the Savanna (1987).

"A member of the Ibo people, Chinua Achebe was born into a Christian family in what was then the British colony of Nigeria, but as a child found himself drawn to the customs of his non-Christian neighbours." [2]

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  1. Famed African Writer Chinua Achebe Joins the Brown Faculty, Brown University, accessed July 17, 2010.
  2. CHINUA ACHEBE: PROFILE, BBC, accessed July 17, 2010.
  3. About, Index on Censorship, accessed July 17, 2010.