achebe, chinua

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Achebe, Chinua [(ah-chay-bay)]

A twentieth-century Nigerian writer whose works include Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God. His novels focus on the clash between traditional African values and culture and the encroachment of colonialism and westernization.

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