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Google Honours Late Chinua Achebe With A Doodle

Google Honours Late Chinua Achebe With A Doodle

by | 16th November 2017

Late Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has been honoured by tech giant, Google as an important figure of 20th century literature with a Google Doodle.

 

The doodle is marking what would have been Achebe’s 87th birthday today, November 16.

 

Achebe who was considered as one of the greatest African writers of his generation died in March of 2013 at the age of 82, having collected accolades that included the Man Booker International Prize, St. Louis Literary Award and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

 

His best-known novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ is one of the most read books in the world and has been translated into more than 50 languages, with over 10 million copies sold, according to reports.

 

A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people.