Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chinua Achebe
Who was Chinua Achebe? Why is he such an important writer?
When was Chinua Achebe's "Things fall apart" published? In the 50s (1958)
Who told almost exclusively the story of Africa for many years? When did this situation start to change? European writers. 1950s as African countries became independent.
"Things fall apart" has became a (4 words) classic of world literature.
How many copies did it sell? 11 million copies
How old was Chinua Achebe when he wrote this book? just 28
Where are most of his books set? Post-colonial Africa
When and how was he partly paralysed? In a car accident in Nigeria in 1990
Where did he live his last years? In NY

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