After that school, he went to the University of Ibadan from 1948 to 1953. At the University of
Ibadan, Achebe studied English, history and theology. The University of Ibadan was known for the
best poets and authors at the time Achebe attended. Achebe's most famous workwas called Things
Fall Apart. Things Fall Apart  is often considered one of the best novels ever written. Things Fall
Apart sold over 10 million copies around the world, it also has been translated into 50 languages. This
makes Achebe the author of the most translated book after the bible. Achebe started to study
broadcasting at the British Broadcasting Corporation.This makes Achebe the first Director of External
Broadcaster at the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation in 1961. During the Nigerian Civil War, he
took the position of an ambassador.This experience inspired him to write the poem, "Refugee Mother
and Child." The war destroyed Nigeria. Christopher Okigbo, a friend of Achebe at the University of
Ibadan, lose his life in the war. This event inspires Achebe to write the poem, "Dirge for Okigbo�.
Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born in Ogidi, Nigeria on November 16, 1930.He was born to a
protestant parents named Isaiah Okafo and Janet N. Iloegbunam Achebe. He attended Government
College located in Umuahia from 1944 to 1947.
Albert Chinualumogu