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Chinua Achebe Dies, Age 82


The legendary Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has died aged, 82. Achebe is most well known for his book “Things Fall Apart”.  He died in Boston in the USA. Achebe’s death comes shortly after he wrote his memoirs on the Biafran war.

 

Sincerest condolences to his family. May he RIP.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/mar/22/novelist-chinua-achebe-dies

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/obit-chinua-achebe/?hpt=hp_t2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21898664

19 Year Old Nigerian Author Gets Deal with UK Publisher


It seems that the future of African literature is very bright. With Achebe and Soyinka ageing, more and more young writers keep emerging from Africa. We’ve already seen the marvels of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Helen Oyeyemi, Tricia Adaobi Nwaubani…..

the latest addition is 19 year old student Chibubundu Onuzo who has landed a two book deal with UK publisher Faber. See an interview with her on CNN below.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/09/21/nigerian.authors/index.html?hpt=C2

Feel good story for the day. :-)

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