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BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Chinua Achebe: A hero returns


Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe

The news that Chinua Achebe has returned home to Nigeria is of interest to all who have enjoyed his novels.  His novel Things fall apart published over 50 years ago outlined the history of the response to the arrival of British imperial rule the challenge of Christianity and the struggle of keeping Igbo culture and tradition. It is rightly regarded highly by all who love African literature.  

The link below is to a BBC story of his arrival in Nigeria written by Richard Dowden of the Royal Africa Society.

BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Chinua Achebe: A hero returns.

Chinua Acebe wrote other novels but Things fall apart stands out as his most memorable novel. He was a critic of the former military regimes and encouraged the road to democracy in Nigeria.

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