Chinua Achebe is dead

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One of the world’s most celebrated writers, Prof. Chinua Achebe is dead.

Achebe, the author of the classic novel “Things Fall Apart,” died in an undisclosed hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on Thursday night.

He was aged 82.

Achebe came under severe attack following his memoire on the Nigerian Civil War, which he encapsulated in “There Was A Country.”

The book, which gave the author’s account of what transpired in the war, was criticised by admirers and supporters of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

Confirming Achebe’s death, the Chief Press Secretary to Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, Mr. Valentine Obienyem said the state will send in its reaction soonest.

“Yes, we are aware and shall send in our reaction soon,” he said.


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