Author(s): Chinua Achebe
'(The writer) in whose company the prison walls fell down' - Nelson Mandela. After a long silence Achebe published in 1987 what many see as his greatest work - an acrid, frightening look at oil-boom Nigeria, a world of robberies, road blocks and intimidation in which those who are meant to be protecting a country's citizens are in reality supervising the looting.
"The Founding Father of the African novel in English" - The Guardian. Chinua Achebe (1930-) was educated at the University College of Ibadan, Nigeria. He wrote THINGS FALL APART (1958), partly in response to what he saw as inaccurate characterisations of Africa and Africans by British authors. His other novels in Modern Classics are ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH and A MAN OF THE PEOPLE. He is now a professor at Bard College, New York.