Google Honours Chinua Achebe With Doodle On His 87th Birthday


The search engine Google on Wednesday posthumously celebrated the 87th birthday of the novelist, poet, professor and literary critic Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe.

The search engine created a doodle of the literary icon who died aged 83 in Boston, Massachusetts in the USA on the 13th of March, 2013.

Doodle of Chinua Achebe

His first novel ‘Things Fall Apart’, published in 1958 and considered his best work, with a beset central character, Okonkwo, was a forerunner in modern postcolonial literature phase of African literature which sought to tell the African story with fully developed African characters.

His other novels are ‘No Longer At Ease’, ‘Arrow of God’, ‘A Man of the People’ and ‘Anthills of the Savannah’.

Chinua Achebe body of works include short stories like ‘Marriage Is A Private Affair (1952)’, ‘Dead Men’s Path (1953)’, ‘The Sacrificial Egg and Other Stories (1953)’; anthologies and the discourse-provoking “There Ws A Country” which is an account of the Nigerian civil war from his point of view.

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