Chinua Achebe


Chinua Achebe was one of Africa's most influential writers. Although he has written poetry, short stories and essays — both literary and political — Professor Achebe is best known for his novels, which largely deal with colonialism and the colonial legacy: Things Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease, Arrow of God, A Man of the People, and Anthills of the Savannah. He received numerous awards, including the Nigerian National Trophy and a Booker Prize nomination, and was awarded many honorary degrees, one of which he received from Dartmouth College in 1972.

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