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Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel
Things Fall Apart was considered his magnum opus, and is the most widely read
book in modern African literature. Wikipedia
Born: November 16, 1930, Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria
Died: March 21, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Awards: Man Booker International Prize, Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, St.
Louis Literary Award
Education: University of London, University of Ibadan
Parents: Janet Anaenechi Iloegbunam Achebe, Isaiah Okafo Achebe

Chinua Achebe's Books

Things Fall Apart ,No Longer at Ease ,Arrow of God ,A Man of the People ,Anthills of
the Savannah ,There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra ,Girls at War and
Other Stories ,The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays ,Home and Exile
,Chike and the River
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer. She has been called "the
most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone
authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to
African literature". Wikipedia
Born: September 15, 1977 (age 37), Enugu, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Movies: Half of a Yellow Sun
Education: Drexel University, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, more
Awards: Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, MacArthur Fellowship, AnisfieldWolf Book Award, Beyond Margins Award
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie works: Americanah ,Half of a Yellow Sun ,Purple
Hibiscus ,The Thing Around Your Neck ,We Should All Be Feminists ,Half of a Yellow
Sun / Americanah / Purple Hibiscus: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Three-Book
Collection ,Cell One ,Imitation ,Real Food ,A Private Experience

Wole Soyinka
Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright and poet. He was
awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be so honored.
Soyinka was born into a Yoruba family in Abeokuta. Wikipedia
Born: July 13, 1934 (age 80), Abeokuta, Nigeria
Spouse: Folake Doherty-Soyinka (m. 1989)
Education: University of Ibadan
Plays: The Lion and the Jewel, Death and the King's Horseman, more
Children: Moremi Soyinka-Onijala, Peyibomi Soyinka-Airewele, Olaokun
Soyinka, Ilemakin Soyinka, Iyetade Apampa
1. The Interpreters,King Baabu ,This past must address its present ,Bacchae of
Euripides a Communion Rite ,Idanre & other poems ,trials of Brother Jero,You
Must Set Forth at Dawn ,The Road ,Before the blackout ,search ,sar, a
voyage round "Essay" ,credo of being and nothingness Le Malfice des
jacinthes ,muerte y el jinete del rey,' O' Level Literature in English Texts ,Ake.
Eine afrikanische Kindheit ,Kongi's Harvest,Man Died,Childe
internationale,The Lion and the Jewel,Climate of Fear ,Les interprtes,Ake and
Isara ,Die Last des Erinnerns,Iku olokun-esin, Requiem for a futurologist ,Ogun
Abibiman ,danse de la foret ,Madmen and specialists, Samarkand and Other
Markets I Have Known ,Camwood on the leaves ,The Forest of a Thousand
Daemons ,Ibadan: The Penkelemes Years ,gens des marai,swampdwellers,Isara ,Diese Vergangenheit mu sich ihrer Gegenwart stellen. Eine
Rede ,Isara. Eine Reise rund um den Vater man died: prison notes of Wole
Soyink,Jero plays