Google said it has honour prominent Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe, with a ‘Doddle’ on his 87the birthday.

Google Doodle is a temporary change made to Google‘s logo on its homepage in order to celebrate holidays, events, achievements, and people

Achebe, who died at the age of 82 in March 2013, is well known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart, now considered an African classic literature.

The novel, through its central character Okonkwo, shows how British colonialism and imperialism alters the status quo, including the Igbo traditional cultures and beliefs.

The book, heavily sprinkled with Igbo proverbial nuggets, explores the life and behavior of the Igbo people, one of Nigeria’s major tribe.

Chinua Achebe, a multiple award-winning writer, was the winner of the 2007  Man Booker Prize.

Achebe is also the author of other literary works including Anthills of the SavannahNo Longer At Ease, and Arrow of God.

Also on the list is his short story for children—Chike and the River—which was published in 1966.

Achebe is considered the father of modern African literature.

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