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Chinua Achebe a famous Nigerian writer writes African stories that re-create the old ways of Nigerias Ibo people and recall the invasion of Western way of life on their traditional morals Achebes childhood life and life as a young adult before his writing career was an easy life compared to many of his peers but this only came from hard work Chinua Achebes first and most famous novel Things Fall Apart 1958 started his writing career He wrote many other books including The Sacrificial Egg 1962 Arrow of God 1964 and A Man of People 1966 Achebe wrote African stories that re-create the society that he grew up in He told stories of Nigerias Ibo people and he wrote about how the assault of the Western way of life effected the way they lived Chinua Achebe a well-known Igbo writer is famous for his novels describing the effects of Western customs and values on traditional African society Chinua Achebe had a different background than the average Nigerian his age Many of his peers grew up in poverty but Achebe grew up in a normal family His father and his brother were both teachers Achebes father retired when Chinua was only five years old but his brother kept teaching When he was 12 Achebe left home to live with his brother He later earned a scholarship to Government College a secondary school in Umuahia He became very well know in his village and was even called Dictionary for his knowledge of English On another scholarship Achebe was educated in English at the newly founded University College at Ibadan Like his father and his brother Achebe worked as a teacher for a short time He later became a producer for the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation in Lagos Achebe wrote his first novel when he was twenty-eight Chinua Achebe started writing when he was young twenty-eight years old and he continued to write until he was almost over 60
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