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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 Christine Chinwe Okoli. He died on March 21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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 1987 Things Fall Apart (TV Series) (novel - 1987)
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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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Playwright: "Things Fall Apart", Quarry Theater, West Yorkshire, England, 1997. See more »

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[on the impact of the literature he encountered when being educated in British-style schools] I did not see myself as an African in those books. I took sides with the white men against the savages. The white man was good and reasonable and smart and courageous. The savages arrayed against him were sinister and stupid, never anything higher than cunning. I hated their guts. [But later I realized] ... See more »


He began writing in the 1950s, at a time when many African nations were becoming independent of British and French colonial rule. He felt that Africa's stories were being written by outsiders. See more »

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