Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe
Achebe’s business card at Brown University. He became a Professor here in 2009.

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CHINUA ACHEBE (1930 – 2013)

Nigerian Author

Achebe is considered the Father of African literature. His 1958 novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ is regarded as the most famous African novel written in English. He became a Professor of Literature and Africana studies when he moved to the United States in the 1990s.

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Sully Prudhomme

Sully Prudhomme
Prudhomme’s calling card with lengthy inscription. It is initialled by him on the reverse.

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SULLY PRUDHOMME (1839 – 1907)

French Poet

Prudhomme was the first recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, awarded in 1901.