Chinua Achebe Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 34 pages of information about the life of Chinua Achebe.
This section contains 10,126 words
(approx. 34 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Chinua Achebe Biography

on Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe is arguably the most discussed African writer of his generation. His first novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), has become a classic. It has been read and discussed by readers throughout the anglophone world and has been translated into some forty languages. Sales are estimated to be in excess of three million copies. His other novels—No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God (1964), A Man of the People (1966), and Anthills of the Savannah (1987)-are equally respected. A substantial body of scholarship and criticism has grown up around each of these books.

Achebe was born on 16 November 1930 in the village of Ogidi in eastern Nigeria. His mother was Janet Hoegbunam Achebe. His father, Isaiah Okafor Achebe, was a catechist for the Church Missionary Society, and the young Achebe's primary education was in the society's school in Ogidi. He was eight when he began to learn English...

(read more)

This section contains 10,126 words
(approx. 34 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Chinua Achebe Biography
Copyrights
Encyclopedia of World Biography
Chinua Achebe from Encyclopedia of World Biography. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook