Chinua Achebe (born November 16, 1930) is a Nigerian writer.
He attended University College in Ibadan, where he studied English, history and theology. During the civil war, he worked for the Biafran government. He writes in English, and is one of Africa's most acclaimed writers.
Things Fall Apart, 1958
No Longer at Ease, 1960
The Sacrificial Egg and Other Stories, 1962
Arrow of God, 1964
A Man of the People, 1966
Chike and the River, 1966
Beware, Soul-Brother, and Other Poems, 1971
How the Leopard Got His Claws (with John Iroaganachi), 1972
Girls at War, 1973
Christmas at Biafra, and Other Poems, 1973
Morning Yet on Creation Day, 1975
The Flute, 1975
The Drum, 1978
The Trouble With Nigeria, 1984
African Short Stories, 1984
Anthills of the Savannah, 1988
Hopes and Impediments, 1988
The title Things fall apart is taken from William Butler Yeats' poem, The Second Coming.
In 1990 he was paralysed from the waist down in a car accident. He currently teaches at Bard College in Annandale, New York.