Achebe: Exit of a literary giant

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Achebe: The story and story teller

Achebe: The story and story teller

Finally, the story ends. The story teller has gone to sleep. He has gone with his stories – a bagful. But then another story begins. It is telling the story according to the story teller. It is the story of Chinualumogu Achebe and his stories. It is also about the stories of Chinua Achebe, the man with the stories. Ugo belu n’enu oji – the eagle on the iroko. It is a story that thrills, enthralls and captivates – both sides of it.

Chinua Achebe: A Patroit And Contrarian

Chinua Achebe: A Patroit And Contrarian

On March 22nd this year 2013, the World lost one of its greatest story–tellers and Africa one of her most strident voices for liberation, freedom and equality. Chinua Achebe known in childhood years as Albert Chinualumogu Achebe of Nigeria is no more. We are here at the invitation of the African Leadership Institute USA and Wright State University, to celebrate his life and pay tribute to the enormity of Chinua Achebe’s accomplishments.

Intrigues, politics in Achebe’s burial

Intrigues, politics in Achebe’s burial

It would have been difficult if the burial of Chinua Achebe had passed without any controversy.

Apart from the fact that the dust his autobiography, There was a Country raised was yet to settle, the announcement of his death started another round of controversy.

Achebe: Anambra govt commends Jonathan, Mahama, others

Achebe: Anambra govt commends Jonathan, Mahama, others

STILL basking in the euphoria of the success of the burial of the literary icon, Professor Chinua Achebe, the Anambra State government yesterday commended President Goodluck Jonathan and his Ghanaian counterpart, Dr. John Mahama and other people from all over the world for according the great writer a befitting burial.

My tribute to Chinua Achebe

My tribute to Chinua Achebe

Eulogies and tributes have continued to trail the death and burial of literary icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe. Eminent personalities, heads of governments, his literary community, the academia, socio-cultural groups, to mention a few, have had glowing things to say about this popular author at different fora and in the media.