Chinua Achebe

(1930 - 2013 / Igbo village of Ogidi)

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Chinua Achebe (born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe; 16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958) was considered his magnum opus, and is the most widely read book in modern African literature.

Raised by his parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in South-Eastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a ... more »

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  • patience (2/12/2018 12:26:00 PM)

    hi chinua achebe did you get ran over by a car

  • Anonymous (11/16/2017 10:08:00 AM)

    This makes me want to do something to help.

  • Ernest Makuakua Ernest Makuakua (12/16/2015 3:31:00 AM)

    i salute you chinua schebe for the piece refugee mother and child

  • Ernest Makuakua Ernest Makuakua (12/16/2015 3:30:00 AM)

    this is the best poem ive ever read at school

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Best Poem of Chinua Achebe

Refugee Mother And Child

No Madonna and Child could touch
that picture of a mother's tenderness
for a son she soon would have to forget.
The air was heavy with odours

of diarrhoea of unwashed children
with washed-out ribs and dried-up
bottoms struggling in laboured
steps behind blown empty bellies. Most


mothers there had long ceased
to care but not this one; she held
a ghost smile between her teeth
and in her eyes the ghost of a mother's
pride as she ...

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