Albert Chinualumogu Achebe Net Worth

Albert Chinualumogu Achebe Net Worth is
$17 Million

Albert Chinualumogu Achebe Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Chinua Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria as Albert Chinualumogu Achebe. He was a writer, known for Things Fall Apart (1971), Things Fall Apart (1987) and History of the Negro People (1965). He was married to Christie Okoli and Christine Chinwe Okoli. He died on March 21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
IMDB Wikipedia

Full NameChinua Achebe
Date Of BirthNovember 16, 1930
Place Of BirthOgidi, Nigeria
EducationUniversity of London, University of Ibadan
SpouseChristiana Chinwe Okoli
ChildrenNwando Achebe, Chidi Chike Achebe, Chinelo Achebe, Ikechukwu Achebe
ParentsJanet Anaenechi Iloegbunam Achebe, Isaiah Okafo Achebe
SiblingsAugustine Nduka Achebe, John Chukwuemeka Ifeanyichukwu Achebe, Zinobia Uzoma Ikpeze, Grace Nwanneka Achebe, Frank Okwuofu Achebe
AwardsMan Booker International Prize, Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, St. Louis Literary Award
NominationsBooker Prize, Neustadt International Prize for Literature
Star SignScorpio
1[on the impact of the literature he encountered when being educated in British-style schools] I did not see myself as an African in those books. I took sides with the white men against the savages. The white man was good and reasonable and smart and courageous. The savages arrayed against him were sinister and stupid, never anything higher than cunning. I hated their guts. [But later I realized] these writers had pulled a fast one on me! I was not on Marlowe's boat steaming up the Congo in 'Heart of Darkness'. Rather, I was one of those unattractive beings jumping up and down on the riverbank, making horrid faces.
2What has consistently escaped most Nigerians in this entire travesty is the fact that mediocrity destroys the very fabric of a country as surely as a war - ushering in all sorts of banality, ineptitude, corruption and debauchery.
3When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.
1He began writing in the 1950s, at a time when many African nations were becoming independent of British and French colonial rule. He felt that Africa's stories were being written by outsiders.
2A car accident in 1990 paralyzed him from the waist down. Since then, he has lived in the US because his medical needs cannot be met in Nigeria.
3In February 2009, he visited Nigeria for only the second time in 20 years, to speak at a festival of his ethnic group, the Igbo people. He received a hero's welcome, with huge throngs greeting him at the Abuja airport and following him around the country.
4Emeritus professor of English at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Charles P. Stevenson Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College.


Things Fall Apart1987TV Series novel - 1987
Things Fall Apart1971novel


History of the Negro People1965TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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