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Chinua Achebe (1930–2013)

Chinua Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria as Albert Chinualumogu Achebe. He was a writer, known for Things Fall Apart (1971), Things Fall Apart (1987) and History of the Negro People (1965). He was married to Christie Okoli and Christine Chinwe Okoli. He died on March 21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart


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 1987 Things Fall Apart (TV Series) (novel - 1987)
 1971 Things Fall Apart (novel)
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 1965 History of the Negro People (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Omowale: The Child Returns Home (1965) ... Himself

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Essay Collection, "The Education of a British Protected Child: Essays," New York City, NY, Published by Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN0-307-27255-9. See more »

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What has consistently escaped most Nigerians in this entire travesty is the fact that mediocrity destroys the very fabric of a country as surely as a war - ushering in all sorts of banality, ineptitude, corruption and debauchery. See more »


Emeritus professor of English at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Charles P. Stevenson Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. See more »

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