Chinua Achebe is being honour by Google on his 87th birthday. The Nigerian Novelist and Professor would have turned 87th years this year but he died on Thursday March 2013 at the age of 82. Nigeria and US Google continues to remember his birthday even after his death that is why today he has been placed on google doodle.
The search Google celebrates Chinua Achebe as one of the most important person in the world. To celebrate him Google has placed him on the logo of its homepage.
Ten pages are not enough to introduce the late China Achebe. Chinua Achebe was born on the 16 of November, 1930. Achebe’s parents, Isaiah Okafo Achebe and Janet Anaenechi Iloegbunam, were converts to the Protestant Church Mission Society (CMS) in Nigeria.
His first novel was called “Things Fall Apart” (1958), and his last was “Anthills of Savannah”(1987). The Achebe family had five other surviving children, named in a similar fusion of traditional words relating to their new religion: Frank Okwuofu, John Chukwuemeka Ifeanyichukwu, Zinobia Uzoma, Augustine Ndubisi, and Grace Nwanneka.
Google honours Chinua Achebe’s 87th birthday with doodle
He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student. After graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service (NBS) and soon moved to the metropolis of Lagos.