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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

I had never heard of the author Chinua Achebe before his novel Things Fall Apart was book of the month at my book group. It was then I discovered how important this author’s work had been to Nelson Mandela during his years of imprisonment. Chinua Achebe was born in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria on┬áNovember 16, 1930. …

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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

This novel, Half of a Yellow Sun by the Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, ┬áis unusual but the reason for the book’s popularity becomes apparent within a few pages of reading: it is extremely good. It is set in Nigeria, Africa during the 1960’s and deals with the troubled period around the time of the …

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