Chinua Achebe

Higher Education
11:46 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Acclaimed Author, Brown Prof. Dead at 82

Chinua Achebe, the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana studies
Credit Mike Cohea/ Brown University

Chinua Achebe, author of the classic novel "Things Fall Apart," has died at the age of 82. The Nigerian-born Achebe was a professor in Brown's Africana Studies Department.

UPDATE:

Brown University officials have released a statement, excerpted below:

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