An academic group based in San Antonio, Texas, USA, calling itself SuperScholar, has listed prolific Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe’s, bestseller, ‘Things Fall Apart’, now a movie with veteran Nigerian actor Pete Edoche starring as the lead character Obi Okonkwo, as one of the ‘50 Most Influential Books of the last 50 years’.
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Explaining how they came by the list, the editors at SuperScholar said they “tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years.”
“Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Not all the books on this list are “great.” The criterion for inclusion was not greatness but INFLUENCE. All the books on this list have been enormously influential,” they added.
Be sure to check out the entire list, which includes everything from Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series to Quotations from Chairman Mao and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. And, oh yes, one of my all-time favorites, To Kill a Mockingbird.