Professor Chinua Achebe is a world-acclaimed novelist, university don
and author of many books, including the classic "Things Fall Apart",
is Nigeria and Africa's most celebrated author and poet.
His critically acclaimed book, "The Trouble with Nigeria", depicted
the atrocities of a military kleptocracy similar to those that have dominated
Nigeria's politics since independence. Amongst his array of awards and honour
is an honorary doctorate of letters by Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut,
US, as a celebration of his accomplishments as a writer and teacher.
"Things Fall Apart", published in 1958 which marked the arrival
of African writing on the literary stage, remains one of the most widely recommended
and read books in the world and has been translated into several languages.