Essay On Chinua Achebe

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Chinua Achebe is one of the most influential writers in African Literature. He incorporated his culture so others could have a better understanding. His Things fall apart, ended up being a great success that it sold over 12 million copies and was sold in over 50 languages.
Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria. According to (https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/t/things-fall-apart/chinua-achebe-biography), “He was the fifth child of Isaiah Okafor Achebe and Janet Iloegbunam Achebe. His father was an instructor in Christian catechism for the Church Missionary Society. Nigeria was a British colony during Achebe's early years, and educated English-speaking families like the Achebes occupied a privileged
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While he was in college his interest grew in indigenous Nigerian cultures. In college, he decided to give up his Christian given name. He started teaching in 1961, in the same year, Achebe joined the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation as director of external broadcasting. He would serve in that position until 1966.
Prior to joining NBC, in 1958, Achebe published his first novel: Things Fall Apart. The groundbreaking novel centers on the cultural clash between native African culture and the traditional white culture of missionaries and the colonial government in place in
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Achebe’s position and contribution to Nigeria He wrote multiple books. “No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God(1964) and A Man of the People (1966),” all of these novels uplift the issue of traditions vs. change and how the argument must reach a middle ground.
Prior to joining NBC, in 1958, Achebe published his first novel: Things Fall Apart. The groundbreaking novel centers on the cultural clash between native African culture and the traditional white culture of missionaries and the colonial government in place in Nigeria. Thoroughly explained Igbo people/culture gave representation Achebe reflects on how western culture has impacted his life as he personally experienced the clash of two cultures. He writes the Things fall apart, to not only to show how uncompromising both sides were but to make sure Native African know their
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