A biography of chinua achebe a nigerian novelist poet professor and critic

He also published a number of short stories, children's books, and essay collections. Hill indicated this was to remedy a situation where British publishers "regarded West Africa only as a place where you sold books.

A massacre of three thousand people from the eastern region living in the north occurred soon afterwards, and stories of other attacks on Igbo Nigerians began to filter into Lagos. In Achebe released his fifth novel, Anthills of the Savannah, about a military coup in the fictional West African nation of Kangan.

Poet Maya Angelou lauded Things Fall Apart as a book wherein "all readers meet their brothers, sisters, parents and friends and themselves along Nigerian roads". In combining philosophical thought and public performance into the use of oratory "Okwu Oka"?

Achebe's unabbreviated name, Chinualumogu "May God fight on my behalf"[7]was a prayer for divine protection and stability. He was born on 16th November in Ogidi, a small town in Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and died on 21st March in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States of America at the age of 82 years old.

Chinua Achebe Biography and Life History

He moved to Enugu and began to work on his administrative duties. A huge conurbationthe city teemed with recent migrants from the rural villages.

One of its first submissions was a story called How the Dog was Domesticated, which Achebe revised and rewrote, turning it into a complex allegory for the country's political tumult. They first conversed when she brought to his attention a pay discrepancy; a friend of hers found that, although they had been hired simultaneously, Christie had been rated lower and offered a lower wage.

Raised by his parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in South-Eastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies. Another suggested that Achebe had "no sense of humour", [] but several days later Achebe was approached by a third professor, who told him: When the children began attending school in Lagos, their parents became worried about the world view?

It was during his studies at Ibadan that Achebe began to become critical of European literature about Africa. He left the PRP and afterwards kept his distance from political parties, expressing his sadness at the dishonesty and weakness of the people involved.

He added sections, improved various chapters, and restructured the prose. And read it beside African works. The Achebe family narrowly escaped disaster several times during the war.

When the Nigerian government retook the region inhe involved himself in political parties and politics, but soon resigned due to frustration over the corruption and elitism he witnessed in Nigeria.

He also showed that he would not restrict his criticism to European targets.

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Impressed, he sent it to Alan Hill at Heinemann, which published it two years later to coincide with its paperback line of books from African writers. He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student.

Washington 's Up from Slaverythe autobiography of an American former slave; Achebe "found it sad, but it showed him another dimension of reality". These cities were safe from military incursion because they were in the southeast, part of the region which would later secede.

Achebe became saddened by the evidence of corruption and silencing of political opposition. Had the novel been lost, he later said, "I would have been so discouraged that I would probably have given up altogether.

Addressing the causes of the war inAchebe lashed out at the Nigerian political and military forces that had forced Biafra to secede.

The rule was strictly enforced and Achebe recalls that his first punishment was for asking another boy to pass the soap in Igbo. Achebe and John Pepper Clark had a tense confrontation in London over their respective support for opposing sides of the conflict.

Hill indicated this was to remedy a situation where British publishers "regarded West Africa only as a place where you sold books. Despite his protests, he spent a week in the religious class for young children, but was quickly moved to a higher class when the school's chaplain took note of his intelligence.

He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student. They had a son, Ikechukwu, on 3 Decemberand another boy named Chidi, on 24 May The rule was strictly enforced and Achebe recalls that his first punishment was for asking another boy to pass the soap in Igbo.

One of his first duties was to help create the Voice of Nigeria network. The BBC wrote that he was "revered throughout the world for his depiction of life in Africa" The style of Achebe's fiction draws heavily on the oral tradition of the Igbo people.

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ATE World Literature I. STUDY. PLAY. Chinua Achebe. Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic Best known for his first novel and magnum opus Things Fall Apart, the most widely read book in modern African literature Other novels include No Longer At Ease, The Anthills of the Savannah, Arrow of God, A Man of the People, and.

Chinua Achebe (born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe; 16 November – 21 March ) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic.

His first novel Things Fall Apart () was considered his magnum opus, and is the most widely read book in modern African literature. Albert Chinualumogu Achebe popularly known as Chinua Achebe is a famous Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, historian, educational philosopher and a political critic.

Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe (born 16 November ) popularly known as 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.

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