As the father of African literature, Achebe received many international and local accolades for his unprecedented contribution to African literature. Plot Meet Okonkwo, the protagonist of our novel. Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born on November 16, 1930, in Ogidi, a large village in Nigeria. He returned to Nigeria to teach literature and to continue his writing, until in 1990, he was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident. Although the women were claimed to be weaker and seemed to be treated as objects, in the Igbo culture the women still provided qualities that make them worthy… 1171 Words 5 Pages and practices and to others it is an order of existence. In 1971, he became an editor for Okike, a prestigious Nigerian literary magazine. In 1984, he founded Uwa ndi Igbo, a bilingual magazine containing a great deal of information about Igbo culture.
Adapted from the foreword to Chinua Achebe: The African Trilogy, published in a new edition by. In the sequel No Longer at Ease 1960 he portrayed a newly appointed civil servant, recently returned from university study in England, who is unable to sustain the moral values he believes to be correct in the face of the obligations and temptations of his new position. Career, Rise To Fame After graduation, Achebe was employed at the Merchants of Light school at Oba, where he taught the English language. In 1944, he proceeded to Government College, Umuahia for his secondary school education. Achebe received many awards from academic and cultural institutions around the world.
The demand for educated Nigerians in the government was heightened because Nigeria was preparing for self-rule and independence. Achebe was raised an Ibo Christian, which made him stand out among his fellow peers. How can one be able to document the life and times of the most influential figure in African literature? Achebe, a harsh critic of corruption in Nigeria, was buried in his small hometown, Ogidi, on May 20, 2013. He is humiliated that Umuofia does no rise in his support and go to war against the white man. Achebe left his career in radio in 1966, during the national unrest and violence that led to the Biafran War.
Born in Ogidi, Nigeria, Achebe was educated at the University College of Ibadan now the University of Ibadan. Fondly called the father of African Literature, Achebe died after a short illness on 21 March, 2013 in Boston, United States. At the age of twelve, precisely in 1943, Achebe enrolled at the Central School, Nekede, where his older brother was teaching. In his effort to create an open non-authoritarian view, Achebe uses one novel to balance another; thus, the naively idealistic Obi Okonkwo of No Longer at Ease is a tragicomic version of his grandfather, Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart. He was also lazy and miserly and left his family in debts. It was published in 2012, after Achebe had remained in silence on the events of the Nigerian Civil War for over forty years.
He was also quite influential in the publication of new Nigerian writers. She was sent to the hospital for an appendectomy soon afterwards, she was pleasantly surprised when Achebe visited her with gifts and magazines Achebe pars 6. Christianity has divided the community, and Okonkwo senses that this change threatens his connection to his family, his culture, and his spiritual existence after death. He is credited with changing the face of world literature by presenting the effects of European colonization from the point of view of Africans. His publication of the prophetic A Man of the People 1966 was followed by successive military coups, massacres of Igbos, and the secession of Biafra in 1967.
In Things Fall Apart, Achebe effectively counters the persistent and self-serving European stereotypes of African culture, particularly the notion that traditional African cultures are authoritarian, amoral, and unsophisticated. He studied literature and medicine at the University of Ibadan; after graduating, he went to work for the Nigerian Broadcasting Company in Lagos and later studied at the British Broadcasting Corporation staff school in London. His novels include No Longer at Ease 1960 , Arrow of God 1964 , A Man of the People 1966 and Anthills of the Savannah 1987. It is called things fall apart. Achebe attended the Government College in Umuahia from 1944 to 1947.
Achebe wrote about these events as well. In 1961, Chinua Achebe met and married Christiana Chinwe Okoli, and they eventually had four children: daughters Chinelo and Nwando, and twin sons Ikechukwu and Chidi. He remained critical of the corruption of Nigerian politicians, condemning those that stole or squandered the nation's oil reserves. While he was in college, Achebe studied history and theology. Nigerian novelist and poet, whose works explore the impact of European culture on African society.
In No Longer at Ease, the idealistic Obi self-righteously resists the corruption of government service, alienating himself from his fellow civil servants and the clansmen who funded his education, but when his proud need to maintain an expensive lifestyle leads him to accept a bribe, his amateurish attempt results in his arrest. Many of his novels dealt with the social and political problems facing his country, including the difficulties of the post-colonial legacy. As a corrective to European literature's stereotypical portraits of Africans as an unvarying, primitive force, Achebe strives to communicate the human complexity of Nigerian existence, to establish the independence of African literature, and to demonstrate the value of traditional Igbo culture. Since then, he has taught at many universities around the world including African, American, Canadian, and British institutions. He wanted not to deny that colonization had changed his homeland deeply and irrevocably but to claim that, despite all this, there were profound continuities with the precolonial past to draw on.