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Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was best known for his first novel Things Fall Apart, which is the most widely read book in modern African literature. He passed away on March 21, 2013 at the age of 82.

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Chinua Achebe published his first novel, Things Fall Apart, in 1958 at the age of 28.  He has since published five additional novels, as well as poetry, short stories and criticism.  

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