Nigeria’s literary icon and publisher of several novels, Chinua Achebe, is dead.
Mr. Achebe, 82, died in the United States where he was said to have suffered from an undisclosed ailment.
Chinua Achebe is a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He is best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart, which is the most widely read book in modern African literature. Wikipedia
Born: November 16, 1930 (age 82), Ogidi
Awards: Man Booker International Prize,Peace Prize of the German Book Trade,St. Louis Literary Award
Parents: Isaiah Okafo Achebe, Janet Anaenechi Iloegbunam Achebe
Education: University of London,University of Ibadan
Nominations: Man Booker Prize, Man Booker International Prize, Neustadt International Prize for Literature.