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.


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.