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Chinua Achebe

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Born in Nigeria in 1930, Chinua Achebe attended the University of Ibadan. His first novel sold over 12 million copies and has been translated to over 50 languages. He later served as the David and Marianna Fisher University professor of Africana Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. During his lifetime, he published numerous novels, essays, poetry collections, and children’s books. He won several awards, including the Man Booker International Prize and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. Achebe died at age 82 in Boston Massachusetts.

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