Did Chinua Achebe get married?

Did Chinua Achebe get married?

Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 at St. Achebe also met his future wife, Christie Chinwe Okoli, a co-worker at the Nigerian Broadcasting Service. The two married September 10, 1961.

Who did Chinua Achebe marry?

Christiana Chinwe Okolim. 1961–2013
Chinua Achebe/Spouse

How old was Chinua Achebe when he died?

82 years (1930–2013)
Chinua Achebe/Age at death

Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian author and towering man of letters whose internationally acclaimed fiction helped to revive African literature and to rewrite the story of a continent that had long been told by Western voices, died on Thursday in Boston. He was 82. His agent in London said he had died after a brief illness.

Is Chinua Achebe still alive?

Deceased (1930–2013)
Chinua Achebe/Living or Deceased

Why did Chinua leave Nigeria?

Mr. Achebe, 69, left Nigeria in 1990 to seek medical treatment in the United States following a car accident that left him partly paralyzed. The 69-year-old author did not make a statement on his arrival at Lagos international airport with his family, according to The Guardian, Nigeria’s leading newspaper.

What is the name of Achebe’s wife?

Chinua Achebe/Wife

Is Chinua Achebe a Nobel Prize winner?

Achebe was denied the Nobel Prize, but so also was the English writer Graham Greene, and one or two others that should have got it. It is time that finally certifies a writer. Chinua Achebe is one of the greats, to put it most simply.

What was Achebe’s original name?

Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe
Chinua Achebe/Full name
Chinua Achebe, in full Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, (born November 16, 1930, Ogidi, Nigeria—died March 21, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.), Nigerian novelist acclaimed for his unsentimental depictions of the social and psychological disorientation accompanying the imposition of Western customs and values upon …

Where is Nigeria in Africa?

West Africa
A virtual guide to Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a country in the south east of West Africa, with a coast at the Bight of Benin and the Gulf of Guinea. Nigeria is bordered by Benin, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger, it shares maritime borders with Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, and São Tomé and Príncipe.

What was Achebe’s original name and why did he change it?

The growing nationalism in Nigeria was not lost on Achebe. At the university, he dropped his English name “Albert” in favor of the Igbo name “Chinua,” short for Chinualumogo. At University College, Achebe switched his studies to liberal arts, including history, religion, and English.