His first story was for his college’s newspaper. The article was called, “Polar Undergraduate,” and it used irony to celebrate the intellect of his classmates.
His most famous piece, however, came in 1958 with “Things Fall Apart.” Based on his own upbringing, the novel documented an Ibo man in Nigeria during the 19th century British rule. The book was so popular and influential that it became required reading for many schools.
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The award-winning novelist continued to write “the story of Nigeria through the eyes of its own people,” Google wrote.
"His pen brought to life the land and traditions of the Igbo: the hum of everyday village life; the anticipation and excitement of sacred masquerades; the stories of the elders and the honor of warriors; the joy of family and the grief of loss," the company continued.
Known as the father of modern African literature, he was awarded the Man Booker Prize in 2007 and has received more than 30 honorary degrees from universities across the globe. Now, Google is paying tribute to him.
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