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Chinua Achebe Biography
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.
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