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The Internet Book Database of Fiction • Detailed view for the Author: Chinua Achebe

Detailed view for the Author: Chinua Achebe

Full Name:
Chinua Achebe

Ratings:

Average Enjoyability:
5.67
9 votes
Average Rereadability:
2.56
9 votes
Average Complexity:
4.67
9 votes
Average Character Development:
6.33
9 votes


Author Biography: Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. He was raised in the large village of Ogidi, one of the first centers 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. He was appointed Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and began lecturing widely abroad.

From 1972 to 1975, and again from 1987 to 1988, Mr. Achebe was Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and also for one year at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Cited in the London Sunday Times as one of the

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