Celebrated author Chinua Achebe dies

Associated Press
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2002 file photo, Richard von Weizaecker, left, former German President, congratulates Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, after Achebe was awarded the prestigious Peace Prize of the German publishing industry at the Paul's Church in Frankfurt Main, Germany. Achebe, who wrote the classic, "Things Fall Apart," has died. He was 82. Achebe's publisher confirmed his death Friday, March 22, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Frank May, File)

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Chinua Achebe, internationally celebrated Nigerian author, statesman and dissident, has died at age 82. Achebe's 1958 novel, "Things Fall Apart," is widely regarded as the first major work of modern African fiction and inspired others to tell the continent's story through the eyes of those who lived there.

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