In what appears to be good news to readers, Chinua Achebe’s novels Things Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease and Arrow of God are being adapted for a TV Series project according to a statement by Achebe’s family.
Africa‘s most widely-read author Chinua Achebe may have died nearly a decade ago but his memory and writting skills still lives to be remembered and read. Things Fall Apart is the most read book by an African writer.
“A television series combines the visual appeal of film with the ability to tell stories over extended programming,” the statement further reads. “This makes it possible to faithfully present the African trilogy’s epic, multi-generational sweep on screen to global audience for the first time. The series will portray decades of wrenching social change, from the end of the 19th century in Things Fall Apart through the emerging 20th century in Arrow of God and the mid-20th pre-independence century in No Longer at Ease.”
“We believe this moment makes the message of my husband’s work urgent, especially for Millennials and Generation Z who are challenging systemic racism and driving the new civil rights movement,” Says Christie Achebe, the wife of the late legend.
Achebe died after a short illness on March 21, 2013, aged 82 in Boston, Massachusetts. His awards include the Man Booker International Prize (2007) and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (2010). Additionally, he received honorary degrees from more than 30 universities around the world.