Chinua Achebe

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe

Profession: Novelist and Poet


Biography: Best known for his first novel and magnum opus, "Things Fall Apart", which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.

Born: November 16, 1930
Birthplace: Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: March 21, 2013 (aged 82)

Married Life

  • 1961-09-10 Nigerian novelist, critic and academic Chinua Achebe ("Things Fall Apart") marries Christie Okoli

Historical Events

  • 1958-06-17 "Things Fall Apart" by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe published by Heinemann - considered most widely read book in African literature