Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (born November 16, 1930) is a Nigerian writer.

He attended University College in Ibadan, where he studied English, history and theology. He writes in English, and is one of Africa's most acclaimed writers.

Works

  • Things Fall Apart, 1958
  • No Longer at Ease, 1960
  • The Sacrificial Egg and Other Stories, 1962
  • Arrow of God, 1964
  • A Man of the People, 1966
  • Chike and the River, 1966
  • Beware, Soul-Brother, and Other Poems, 1971
  • How the Leopard Got His Claws (with John Iroaganachi), 1972
  • Girls at War, 1973
  • Christmas at Biafra, and Other Poems, 1973
  • Morning Yet on Creation Day, 1975
  • The Flute, 1975
  • The Drum, 1978
  • The Trouble With Nigeria, 1984
  • African Short Stories, 1984
  • Anthills of the Savannah, 1988
  • Hopes and Impediments, 1988

The title Things fall apart is taken from William Butler Yeats' poem, The Second Coming.

In 1990 he was paralysed from the waist down in a car accident.

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