As Ruth Franklin wrote in The New Yorker, Achebe practically invented the Great African Novel.
So in this way, Achebe was with me at the beginning of my writing career.
Things Fall Apart stood up and stood strong, as Achebe did throughout his career.
While Achebe stayed with the BBS, my father left to head up the relief effort.
Like Achebe, Adichie has written consistently of about Nigeria falling apart, a country in decline.