Chinua Achebe, grandfather of modern African literature, has died aged 82

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Chinua Achebe, grandfather of modern African literature, has died aged 82

Mar 22 2013

Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe, widely seen as a grandfather of modern African literature, has died at the age of 82. Achebe made his name more than 50 years ago with his novel "Things Fall Apart," about his Igbo ethnic group's fatal brush with British colonialism in the 1800s. It was the first time the story of European colonialism had been told from an African perspective to an international audience.

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