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Google Celebrates Chinua Achebe’s 87th Posthumous Birthday

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Late Nigerian novelist and critic, Chinua Achebe has been honoured in a Google Doodle, underscoring his status as a transcending figure of twentieth-century writing.

By making a doodle stamping of what might have been Achebe’s 87th birthday celebration, the tech mammoth is praising an essayist many consider to be the father of present-day African writing.

Chinua Achebe Google Doodle

Composing in the midst of a post-colonial development that saw African countries push off many years of remote rule and look for political power, Mr Achebe gave a voice to an age of Africans who declined to be characterized exclusively through the focal points of European idea.

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Some portion of that work included recounting particularly African stories from the point of view of African characters, producing a writing that — like recently made nations — was autonomous from Europe.

Achebe died on 21th March, 2013 at the age of 82 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

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