Chinua Achebe

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The author of Things Fall Apart has been called the father of a generation of writers. His enduring novel has been translated into 50 languages, has sold 10 million copies, and is required reading in countless high schools. Kurt asked Achebe to look back at what's happened in the fifty years since its publication.

More on Achebe's legacy: the young Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie talks about how Achebe influenced her writing.

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