African Author Chinua Achebe Dies at 82

Friday, March 22, 2013

Chinua Achebe in 2008 (Stuart C. Shapiro/Wikipedia Commons)

Chinua Achebe, the famed Nigerian writer, died today at age 82. He was a political figure, an essayist, and a voice of the African experience in the 20th century. His book "Things Fall Apart" started a global conversation that is still going on.

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