Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Nov. 16: Chinua Achebe, Nigerian writer


Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) Nigerian novelist, poet, and critic--the dominant figure in modern African literature, best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart (his magnum opus, and the start of a trilogy with No Longer at Ease and Arrow of God). Walking the line between traditional Igbo culture and Christianity, he wrote--in English--of African things with a European education. He also wrote A Man of the People and Anthills of the Savannah.


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