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Chinua Achebe

Chinua AchebeAKA Albert Chinualumogu Achebe

Born: 16-Nov-1930
Birthplace: Ogidi, Nigeria
Died: 22-Mar-2013
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: Nigeria
Executive summary: Things Fall Apart

Father: Isaiah Okafor Achebe (d.)
Mother: Janet N. Achebe
Wife: Christie C. Okoli (psychologist, m. 1961, two sons, two daughters)

    High School: Government College, Umuahia
    University: University College Ibadan
    Professor: English, University of Massachusetts (1972-75)
    Professor: University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1972)
    Professor: University of Connecticut (1975-76)
    Professor: University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1976-81)
    Professor: Stanford University
    Professor: Dartmouth College
    Professor: Bard College (1990-2009)
    Professor: Brown University (2009)

    British Broadcasting Corporation
    American Academy of Arts and Letters 1982
    Modern Language Association 1974
    Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels 2002
    Appendectomy
    Paralyzed from the waist down (22-Mar-1990), car accident, Lagos, Nigeria
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis

Author of books:
Things Fall Apart (1958, novel)
No Longer at Ease (1960, novel)
Arrow of God (1964, novel)
Man of the People (1966, novel)
Beware, Soul Brother (1971, poetry)
Christmas in Biafra (1973, poetry)
Morning Yet on Creation Day (1975, essays)
Home and Exile (2000, memoir)


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