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 Chinua Achebe

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Chinua Achebe

Birth
Nigeria
Death 21 Mar 2013 (aged 82)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Remains buried in purpose built personal mausoleum at Achebe's country home in Ogidi, Nigeria.
Memorial ID 170197111 View Source
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Writer. Considered by many to be the father of modern African writing. His writings have introduced readers the world over to creative uses of language and form, as well as to factual accounts of modern African life and history. His first novel, Things Fall Apart, is taught throughout the English-speaking world, has been translated into more than 50 languages, and has sold in excess of 12 million copies. He also wrote four other novels: No Longer at Ease (the 1960 sequel to Things Fall Apart), Arrow of God (1964), A Man of the People (1966), and Anthills of the Savannah (1987). Achebe was born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe in the Igbo tribal town of Ogidi in eastern Nigeria, and attended the University of Ibadan. Achebe won many awards over the course of his writing career, including the Margaret Wong Memorial Prize (1959), Nigerian National Trophy for Literature (1960), the first Commonwealth Poetry Prize (1972), the Man Booker International Prize (2007), and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (2010). He also received honorary degrees from more than 30 universities around the world.


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  • Created by: John Paul Laughlin
  • Added: 19 Sep 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 170197111
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/170197111/chinua-achebe : accessed ), memorial page for Chinua Achebe (16 Nov 1930–21 Mar 2013), Find a Grave Memorial ID 170197111, ; Maintained by John Paul Laughlin (contributor 46823583) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Remains buried in purpose built personal mausoleum at Achebe's country home in Ogidi, Nigeria..