‘Illustrious son’ of Anambra, Chinua Achebe, dies at the age of 82
The father of African literature is no more. After a short but severe illness, Chinua Achebe passed away at the age of 82. The Nigerian writer and academic, has been celebrated as one of the most inspiring and important writer of the continent.
According to Nelson Mandela, Achebe was a literary figure
in whose company prison walls fell down.
Chinua Achebe is the greatest of African writers and we are all desolate to hear of his death. – Simon Winder, publishing director at Penguin