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"Father of African Literature" author Chinua Achebe dies at 82

Dr. Achebe, a Nigerian writer whose novel Things Fall Apart  was one of the first African novels, famously said: “If you don't like someone's story, write your own.”   He was also a bestselling poet and essayist, including his most recent book There was a Country published in 2012.  A large part of his work wrestles with the conflict between traditional Nigerian culture and British colonialism and the legacy of that conflict.