Friday, 22 March 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Chinua Achebe, 82 is dead

Foremost novelist, Prof Chinua Achebe, 82 is dead. Achebe, one of the best fiction writers in recent memory died in his USA base, according to reports yet to be confirmed. A source said he died last night in a hospital in Boston, United States, he also said that the professor had been ill for a while and was hospitalised in an undisclosed hospital in Boston.   

His last book, 'There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra', is still making waves and has proved very controversial in his native Nigeria. Until his death, Prof Achebe was the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown.

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