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Achebe: “We have lost a brother’ Soyinka, Clark

FOR us, the loss of Chinua Achebe is, above all else, intensely personal. We have lost a brother, a colleague, a trailblazer and a doughty fighter. Of the “pioneer quartet” of contemporary Nigerian literature, two voices have been silenced – one, of the poet Christopher Okigbo, and now, the novelist Chinua Achebe. It is perhaps difficult for outsiders of that intimate circle to appreciate this sense of depletion, but we take consolation in the young generation of writers to whom the baton has been passed, those who have already creatively ensured that there is no break in the continuum of the literary vocation.

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The Man Achebe ….

Turning in a widening gyre, the falcon could not hear the falconer, things fall apart and the center could not hold , mere anarchy is loosed upon the earth, that is the W. B. Yeats lines that announced the title of the famous book written by the Iroko of African and world literature Professor Chnualumogu Achebe, 82, who passed to the land of the spirits yesterday in Boston, Massachusetts. It is sun set for Professor Chinua Achebe and the world is full of tributes and recollections of the poet, the broadcaster, the critic and the progressive politician and above all the master of prose, when shall we have another?

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Chinua Achebe’s literary harvest…

Achebe’s remarkable journey into the creative turf began in 1958 with the publication of classical novel Things Fall Apart. Set in the fictional community of Umofia, the novel anthropologically explores the Igbo life completely destroyed by the arrival of the White man, whose coming into the peaceful community created serious socio, political and cultural conflicts. The novel, using the character of its hero, Okonkwo presented the continent ofAfrica in its realistic portrait against the background of permittivity and uncultured painted in the narratives of Western writers.

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Achebe was an iroko of integrity – Atiku

By Henry Umoru ABUJA- FORMER  Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described the late Nigeria’s and Africa’s literary giant, Professor Chinua Achebe, as an icon of unmatched integrity and conviction. In a tribute to Professor Achebe,  former Vice President however praised  the lucidity of Professor Achebe’s writing style, which according to him,  made the late novelist
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