ACHEBE, Prof Albert Chinualumogu

Born Sunday, November 16, 1930

Idemili Ogidi, Anambra State





B.A. London in 1953; Courses in Broadcasting at the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1956.

Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Professor Christine
State of Origin: Anambra State
Father's Name Isaiah Okafo Achebe
Father's Status Deceased
Mother's Name Janet Anaenechi Iloegbunam Achebe
Mother's Status Deceased
Number of Male Children 2
Number of Female Children 2

1, Chinelo
2. Ikechukwu
3. Chidi
4. Nwando

Profession Literary Icon , Poet , University Lecturer
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Worked with the Nigeria Broadcasting Company for over ten years; Lectured in many universities in the World- the United States, United Kingdom and his base at the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he occupied the seat of Dean of Arts;

Local Church Missionary Society Primary School; Government College Umuahia from 1944 to 1947; He is one of the pioneer students of the University College Ibadan in 1948; B.A. London in 1953.

Member of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in the Second Republic.

He wrote his first Novel, “Things Fall Apart,” in 1958. published “No Longer At Ease” in I960; “Arrow of God” in 1964 and “Man of the People” in 1966; He published another book “Morning Yet on Creation Day” in 1970. He has published over two hundred stories, poems, children’s stories and academic papers and essays.

Art is man’s constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.”

21 March 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
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