Chinua Achebe By lorenia b, ricardo r, Estefani G, deNay gillan

Albert chinualumogo Achebe ( born November 16,1930 in ogidi in eastern Nigeria his family was in the Igbo he died March 21,2013 at the age 82 in Boston Massachusetts. He also attended the university of Ibadan. He was the fifth child among six of them.

Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian writer he was famous by his debut novel, "things fall apart" that book was one of the most read in African literature. He received more than 30 honorary degrees at his university. He also wrote his first short story while at his university.

Chinua Achebes first children book he wrote was "Chike and the river" was published in 1966 another children's book he wrote was "How the leopard got his claws" in 1972 as well as "The flute" in 1975 and "The drum" 1978.

Chinua also wrote many great short stories, poetry and essays.

The book things fall apart rejected by several publishers , but it reached heinemann where a educational advisor said " this is the best novel I have read since the war".

More then 2000 copies were printed in 1959 and the novel received positive reviews and endorsements an later on more than I million were sold.

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