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Archive for March, 2013

CHINUA ACHEBE, November 16, 1930 – March 22, 2013

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Chinua Achebe, November 16, 1930 – March 22, 2013
We are saddened by the death of the “Father of African literature” Chinua Achebe; he was 82. Achebe was an acclaimed and best-selling novelist, poet, and essayist whose works include the classic Things Fall Apart, Anthills of the Savannah, and Arrow of God. Achebe, whose novel Things Fall Apart was one of the first African novels, famously said: “If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own.”  We are grateful that he told his story and left us with a legacy of great literature and a better understanding of Africa.

Robert A. Caro’s ‘The Passage of Power’ Wins the National Book Critic Circle Award for Best Biography

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Robert A. Caro’s ‘The Passage of Power’ Wins the National Book Critic Circle Award for Best Biography

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