Chinua Achebe and three of his book covers that will be made into television series - Things Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease and Arrow of God.

Reporting for, Nii Ntreh reports three best-selling books by iconic Nigerian novelist, poet, critic and activist Chinua Achebe will be making their way to the small screen as television series. One of Achebe’s most celebrated books and debut novel, Things Fall Apart, will be made into a television series. Achebe Masterworks, LLC which owns the rights to all of Achebe’s works, also announced No Longer at Ease and Arrow of God will also be adapted for the screen, replicating the trilogy of the lionized African writer’s work.

Ntreh writes, “Achebe Masterworks says ‘[T] he series will portray decades of wrenching societal 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 century pre-independence period in No Longer At Ease.’”

Achebe died in 2013. The award-winning writer’s family has partnered with consultants Dayo Ogunyemi of 234 media and Joe Seldner of Seldner Media to bring the novels to the screen. No air date has been announced.

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