Monday, March 25, 2013

[Author Obit] Chinua Achebe 1930 - 2013

Critically-acclaimed Nigerian author and poet Chinua Achebe passed away in Boston Thursday, March 21. He was 82 years old.

Fascinating information about Achebe:
~He was born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe

~Written in long-hand, his original manuscript of Things Fall Apart was initally lost in the mail en route from Nigeria to a typing service in London.

~Achebe suffered a 20-year bout of writers block after publishing four novels

Learn more from the NYTimes obituary, Chinua Achebe, African Literary Titan, Dies at 82

Also recommended
Nigerians React to News of Achebe's Death --New York Times

Chinua Achebe and the Bravery of Lions --New York Times

Chinua Achebe: Twitter pays tribute  --The Guardian

Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist and poet - in pictures --The Guardian

Browse the library catalog for the works of Chinua Achebe

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