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Chinua Achebe (1930 – 2013) – against stereotypic depictions of Africans in literature

Chínụ̀álụmọ̀gụ̀ Albert Àchèbé (1930-2013) was called back home on Friday March 22, 2013. Achebe was controversially quiet: a writer who told his story, not minding the consequences. Writer, novelist, poet, critic and professor was acclaimed the father of modern African literature. His book, Things Fall Apart published in 1958, holds a record of 11 million copies in sales and has been translated into about 50 languages.