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attended Government College in Umuahia from 1944 to 1947 and University College in Ibadan from 1948 to 1953. He received a B.A. from London University in 1953 and studied broadcasting at the British Broadcasting Corp. in London in 1956. His early carrier was in broadcasting. After the civil war, Achebe was appointed Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and began lecturing abroad He married Christie Chinwe Okoli, September 10, 1961, and now has four children: Chinelo, Ikechukwu, Chidi, and Nwando. Achebe taught at different Nigerian universities and US. His first novel, Things Fall Apart, presented an “unsentimentalized” picture of the Ibo tribe. Many critics believe and consider him to be the finest of the Nigerian novelists. He is considered by many to

be one of the best novelists now writing in the English language. He has written over written twenty-one novels, short stories and collections of poetry. He has received numerous other honors from around the world and is a recipient of the highest award for intellectual achievement in his native country of Nigeria. “Achebe was the first Nigerian writer to successfully transmute the conventions of the novel, a European art form, into African literature.” Toni Morrison Born Chloe Anthony Wofford, on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio. Born to George Wofford, a shipyard welder, and his wife Ramah. She grew up during the great depression. Her parents schooled her at a young age. When she entered first grade, she was the only black student and the only student that could read. In

1949 she entered Howard University, where she became interested in theater and joined a drama group. She later graduated in 1953 with a degree in English. And later earned mastered a degree in English in 1955. She subsequently taught at Texas Southern University from 1955 to 1957. After teaching for two years at Texas Southern University, Morrison, she returned to Howard to teach English in 1957. That was where she met and married Harold Morrison, a Jamaican architect with whom she had two sons, Harold Ford and Slade Kevin. While teaching she joined a writer group and started writing fictions. In 1964 she divorced Harold Morrison and moved to New York with her two young sons. In 1965 She began working as a book editor at Random House. In 1970 she produced her first novel the

bluest eye. He first novel did not sell that well but her second novel Sula did a whole lot better. She later wrote Song of Solomon, which deals more with an African American man who went back to his hometown to learn more about his culture. In 1987, Morrison was named the Robert F. Goheen Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, becoming the first black woman ever to hold a chair at an Ivy League school. She currently lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Bibliography http://www.biography.com/search/ http://encarta.msn.com 1997-2001 Microsoft Corporation. 329