Abebe, Chinua: Things Fall Apart

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Things Fall Apart written by Chinua Achebe Facts about the author: Chinua achebe was born in Ogidi, in Eastern Nigeria, in 1930.His father was one of the early Ibo converts to Christianity who was evangelist and teacher in the church Missionary Society s village school.Chinua attended his father s school and having started to learn English at about the age of eight, went on to Government College, in 1944.In 1948 he entered University College and began to study medicine in Ibadan where he graduated in 1953.After teaching for a few months, he joined the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation in 1954 as a Talks Producer and rose, by way of being Head of the Talks Section (1957) and Controller, Estern Region (1959), to become Director of External Services in 1961.His job took him on long journeys about Nigeria and, as he drove, his mind was busy reviewing the history and life of his people and casting this mass of unique material in the classical fictional moulds he had studied at university.This resulted, in 1958, in the publication of his first novel, Things fall Apart.It was an immediate success and he won the Margaret Wrong Prize.No Longer At Ease was published in 1960 and won the Nigerian National Trophy.Arrow of God came out in 1964 and his fourth, and so far his last, novel, A Man of the People, appeared in 1966. With the massacre of the Ibos in Northern Nigeria in 1966 and the beginning of the Nigerian Troubles, he resigned from the Broadcasting Corporation and moved back to ...

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