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‘Things Fall Apart’ author Chinua Achebe dies at 82

chinua achebeNigerian author Chinua Achebe, acclaimed in part for his 1958 novel “Things Fall Apart,” has died, his British publisher, Penguin Books, said Friday.

He was 82.

An author of more than 20 books, his honors included the 2007 Man Booker International Prize for Fiction, according to Penguin.

He was also accorded his country’s highest award for intellectual achievement, the Nigerian National Merit Award.

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