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Literary Giant Chinua Achebe Dead at 82

'Things Fall Apart' author gave literary birth to modern Africa

(Newser) - Chinua Achebe, the internationally celebrated Nigerian author, statesman, and dissident who gave literary birth to modern Africa with Things Fall Apart and continued for decades to rewrite and reclaim the history of his native country, has died following a brief illness. He was 82. His eminence worldwide was rivaled only... More »

Achebe Wins Booker Prize

Author of Things Fall Apart honored for his body of work

(Newser) - Chinua Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart, won the Booker International prize, an award given out every two years to recognize a living writer's body of work. The 76-year-old Nigerian is credited with the creation of the modern African novel and is the most translated African author. More »

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