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Chinua Achebe

Writer (November 16, 1930 - March 21, 2013)
Nationality: Nigerian
After the release of his acclaimed first novel, Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe became known as one of the most prominent names in African literature. His works are notable for their use of African folklore and oral tradition.
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The third in Sophocles' trilogy of Theban plays, Antigone deals with the titular heroine's decision to defy the law and bury her slain brother. Themes such as loyalty to family and the relationship between choices and consequences feature heavily.

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