Chinua Achebe is Dead

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Renowned Nigerian novelist, poet, professor and critic Chinua Achebe is dead. He was 82 years old.

Renowned Nigerian novelist, poet, professor and critic Chinua Achebe is dead. He was 82 years old.
 
Achebe is reported to have passed away in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
 
Best known for his debut novel Things Fall Apart, Achebe had been a David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University. 
 
Achebe had reportedly been unwell for several weeks and receiving treatment.
 
Achebe's 1958 novel Things Fall Apart is considered a break-through literary work that saw African writing taken more seriously on the international stage. It's exploration of the colonial legacy for much of Africa influenced a host of writers that followed in his wake.