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Friday, March 22, 2013

African literary great Chinua Achebe, 82

Nigerian-born author, statesmanand dissident Chinua Achebeis seen in 2008 at his home at Bard College in New York state. His 1958 novel “Things Fall Apart” is widely regarded as the first major work of modern African fiction.