Renowned Nigerian Novelist Chinua Achebe Dies at 82

chinua-achebeChinua Achebe, the renowned novelist, poet, and author of the canonical novel Things Fall Apart died at the age of 82 on March 22nd at a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

The New York Times reports that Professor Achebe had been suffering from an undisclosed ailment for some time.

He was the author of many other highly influential books, including Arrow of GodNo Longer at EaseAnthills of the Savannah, and A Man of the People and received several international awards for his works. His latest book, ‘There Was a Country‘, was an autobiography on his experiences and views of the civil war.

Until his death, he was the David and Mariana Fisher Professor of Literature at Brown University.

For books at the Literatures and Languages Library by Chinua Achebe click here, and for books about Chinua Achebe click here.


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