Google has honoured Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in a doodle on his 87th post-humous birthday.

Achebe died on March 21, 2013, aged 82. He would have turned 87 on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Google is celebrating the renowned Nigerian for his achievements in poetry and literature.

Achebe is the author of the hugely popular 'Things Fall Apart', published in 1958 and generally believed to be the most widely read book in modern African literature.

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Aside the famous 'Things Fall Apart', his later novels include 'No Longer at Ease' (1960), 'Arrow of God' (1964), 'A Man of the People' (1966), and 'Anthills of the Savannah' (1987).

A titled Igbo chieftain himself, Achebe's novels focus on the traditions of Igbo society, the effect of Christian influences, and the clash of Western and traditional African values during and after the colonial era.

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