Chinua Achebe Celebrated with Google Doodle.

November 17, 2017 No Comment
The great author of things fall apart who would have been 87 years old yesterday if he hadn't passed on to glory in March 2013, he was born 16th of November 1930 and was celebrated by Google with unquie doodle.

One would be left to wonder why Google should celebrate him, widely regarded as the father of modern African literature, Achebe was an illustrious author whose work sought to reclaim Africa’s literary voice from Western control. Achebe rose to international prominence when he published Things Fall Apart at 28 years-old. Based on his own family heritage and upbringing, the story recounts the demise of an Ibo man in southeastern Nigeria under the oppression of 19th century British colonial rule. The book is now a classic and required reading for students, selling more than 20 million copies and translated into 57 different languages.

A titled Igbo chieftain himself, Achebe’s novels focus on the traditions of the Igbo society, the effect of Christian influences, and the clash of Western and traditional African values during and after the colonial era. His style relies heavily on the Igbo oral tradition and combines straightforward narration with representations of folk stories, proverbs, and oratory.
Achebe went on to publish several more works — ultimately winning the Man Booker Prize in 2007 and then later became a professor at Bard College and Brown University. In 1990, a car accident in Nigeria paralyzed Achebe from the waist down.

Achebe's journey into the world of African literature began from the University of Ibadan where he studied English literature instead of medicine that was earlier intended.

Books written by Achebe with dates

Things Fall Apart 1958
No longer at Ease 1960
Arrow of God 1964
A Man of the People 1966
Chike and the River 1966
Beware Soul Brothers 1971
Girls at War 1972
How the Leopard Got his Claws 1972
Collected Poems 1973
Morning yet on Creation Day 1975
An Image of Africa 1977
The Trouble with Nigeria 1983
Anthils of Savanah 1984
Hopes and Impediment 1988
Home and Exile 2000
The Education of a British Protected Child 2009
The Africa Triology 2010
There was a Country 2012

Hey guys the balls in your court which of his books would you love to have a review on and that would be done by me. The most requested book gets to be reviewed, so join the conversation and drop your comments cause they mean a lot to me.