Achebe, Chinua

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Chinua Achebe (1930- ) is a Nigerian writer and scholar.

From the description of Chinua Achebe papers, ca. 1963-1993. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612699273

Chinua Achebe (1930- ) is a Nigerian writer and scholar. He became well known after his first novel Things fall apart (1958), which depicted the encounter of the Igbo people of Nigeria with the British colonial power. His subsequent novels and short stories are likewise set in West Africa. Achebe's poetry was written out of the experience of the Biafran war of 1966-1970. He became Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1970, and Emeritus Professor of English in 1985. After holding several visiting appointments in Britain and the United States, in 1991 he became Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College in New York.

From the guide to the Chinua Achebe papers, ca. 1963-1993., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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Birth 1930-11-16

Death 2013-03-22





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