Nigerian author Chinua Achebe began his career in Nigerian radio before leaving to join the Biafran Ministry of Information during the upheaval that led to the Biafran War, becoming an ambassador for Biafran independence. He is the author of more than twenty books, including poetry, short stories, novels and essays. His first novel, Things Fall Apart, became an international bestseller and - having been translated into more than 57 languages – it made Achebe the most translated African author of all time. His other works include: Arrow of God, Beware, Soul Brother and Other Poems (which won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize), Anthills of the Savannah (which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction), Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays and Home and Exile.
Acclaimed for his literature for much of his lifetime, in 2007 he won the Man Booker International Prize. He died on 22nd March 2013.
Books by Chinua Achebe
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