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Prof Chinua Achebe is dead

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Professor Chinua Achebe, one of the world’s most celebrated writers, is dead.

Achebe who was based in the United States had been hospitalised in recent days in Boston, Massachussets where he passed away at 82 years.

Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe

Professor Achebe  was best known for his classical novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ which is the most widely read book in modern African literature. He also authored several novels, short stories and poems.

His last book, ‘There was a Country’; A personal history of Biafra, was published last year. He was a professor at Brown University in the United States since 2009. More details later…

 

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