Chinua Acheba Passes

Famed Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe has died following a short illness. He was 82.

Nigerian author Chinua Achebe wrote short stories, essays, poetry and children’s books in addition to five novels and edited collections of modern African literature. Nelson Mandela hailed him as the author “who brought Africa to the world.” (Photo: AP) As the Associated Press reports:

Chinua Achebe, the internationally celebrated Nigerian author, statesman and dissident who gave literary birth to modern Africa with “Things Fall Apart,” has died. He was 82.

Achebe died following a brief illness, said his agent, Andrew Wylie.//

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