(CNN) — Chinua Achebe died, aged 82, almost exactly 23 years to the day a car accident in Nigeria left him paralyzed from the waist down. I wonder what Achebe scholars might make of that. I wonder, too, what Achebe himself might have made of that, in
Chinua Achebe, who died in Boston today at the age of eighty-two, was a few weeks shy of thirty years old when Nigeria was granted independence from the British Empire, on October 1, 1960, and he was already acclaimed,.
She did so and when they arrived at Murtala Muhammed Airport, President Carter mentioned how much they appreciated Chinua's book. Chinua watched the arrival from his home in Enugu and was startled to hear the shout out from the President! When I
The home state of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, the “father of modern African literature” who died this week in the United States, wants him to be buried in his native community, an official said Saturday. The family of
Growing up in Nigeria, Mr. Achebe attended schools that were modeled upon British public schools. In his recent book of essays, “The Education of a British-Protected Child” (2009), he was eloquent about what it felt like as a young man to read classic