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MAR 22, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

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Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe dies at 82

His 1958 debut novel, 'Things Fall Apart,' presented European colonization from an African viewpoint and established him as the patriarch of modern African literature.JOHNANNESBURG, South Africa — When Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe was in college, a European professor assigned "Mister Johnson," which portrayed Africa as a land of grinning, shrieking savages. Time magazine called it "the best novel ever written about Africa."

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