He was raised in the large village of Ogidi, one of the first centres of Anglican missionary work in Eastern Nigeria, and is a graduate of University College, Ibadan.His early career in radio ended abruptly in 1966, when he left his post as Director of External Broadcasting in Nigeria during the national upheaval that led to the Biafran War.You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold on you, and the right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in that information.If you have concerns about how we have used your personal information, you also have the right to complain to a privacy regulator.The book was well received and went on to become one of the most significant books in African literature.He wrote several other critically acclaimed novels and eventually won the Man Booker International Prize.To subscribe to the newsletter, until further notice, please press the subscribe button.
Called "the father of modern African writing", Chinua Achebe was one of the most widely read novelists from Nigeria who played a pivotal role in the development of African literature.
He easily got accepted into a prestigious college where he discovered his love for African culture and reading.
He began writing during his university years and became a teacher after graduation.
Considered to be a major writer in not just the country of his birth but throughout the world, his debut novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ has sold over 12 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 50 languages.
As an academically brilliant student at school he was often praised by his teachers for his reading skills.