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Chinua Achebe: The Man, His Works &; Biafra

•Achebe: Tributes galore Chinua Achebe dies at 82, leaving behind a body of works that assures his place in world literature The news of the death of Professor Chinua Achebe at 82 came like a whirlwind. Though stories about his ill…

Achebe’s battle against prejudice

When we think of artistic influences, of the way each artist is shaped by his or her predecessors, we tend to do so in positive terms. But sometimes negative influences are even more powerful. Repulsion and rage give an emerging artist…

Achebe: the man as a metaphor

IN the nadir of winter on Saturday, November 23, 1985, I arrived in Stockholm to investigate the neglect of African writers in the award of the Nobel Prize in Literature since its inception. I knew nobody in that sub-Arctic inclement part…

Nigeria has lost a literary giant-Oshiomhole

GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says with the death of Professor Chinua Achebe, Nigeria has lost a literary giant who left an indelible print in the sands of time. The Minority Whip of the Federal House of Representatives,…

Torrents of tributes pour for Chinua Achebe

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Friday that late Prof. Chinua Achebe will be greatly missed for his immense patriotism and sincere commitment to a better Nigeria. “President Jonathan received with immense sadness, news of the…

Wole Soyinka Mourns Achebe

Africa’s first Nobel literature laureate Wole Soyinka and a renowned poet, John Pepper Clark, said Friday they have lost “a brother, a colleague” with the death of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe. “For us, the loss of Chinua Achebe…