Tag: chinua achebe

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March 23, 2013

Chimamanda Adiche pens an elegy to Chinua Achebe in Igbo [READ, TRANSLATION]

by Chimamanda Adichie Ife mee, Nnukwu ife mee, Chinua Achebe anabago, Onye edemede nke di, Egwu, onye nnukwu uche, onye ...

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March 23, 2013

“The massacre of Chinua’s people in Kano” – Soyinka, J.P Clark hit hard

by Isi Esene Literary icons, Professor Wole Soyinka and J.P Clark have reportedly linked the death of renowned writer, Professor ...

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March 23, 2013

Nelson Mandela, Kerry Washington, Odinga, many more pay tribute to Chinua Achebe on Twitter (TWEETS + VIDEO)

by Rachel Ogbu To millions of people around the world, Chinua Achebe, 82 was seen as the father of African ...

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March 23, 2013

“Achebe was a movement… He will never die” – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala pays tribute

by Isi Esene The death of renowned writer, Professor Chinua Achebe on Friday has continued to attract reactions from many ...

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March 23, 2013

Okey Ndibe: How Chinua Achebe saved my professional career and other reminisces

by Okey Ndibe That interview happened thirty years ago. It had been followed by several other encounters with Achebe, but ...

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March 23, 2013

How Chinua Achebe died – Family

  The family of foremost literary icon, Chinua Achebe, said their late patriarch died peacefully following a brief illness. A ...

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March 23, 2013

Dele Momodu: As the world mourns Chinua Achebe

by Dele Momodu “It is a sad day for the world of Literature as one of its greatest icons, Prof ...

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March 22, 2013

“Frank, truthful and fearless”: President Jonathan pays tribute to Chinua Achebe

PRESIDENT JONATHAN SAYS ACHEBE’S IMMENSE PATRIOTISM AND SINCERE COMMITMENT TO A BETTER NIGERIA WILL BE GREATLY MISSED   President Goodluck ...

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March 22, 2013

Chimamanda pays tribute to Achebe: The man who rediscovered Africa

by Chimamanda Adichie After William Heinemann overcame their reservations and published “Things Fall Apart” in June 1958, it became a ...

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March 22, 2013

Tribute: For Chinua Achebe, a man who washed his hands early

by Cheta Nwanze “Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child ...

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March 22, 2013

A tribute to Chinua Achebe, by Cheta Nwanze

By Cheta Nwanze “Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child ...

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March 22, 2013

There was a (rare) man…: An Achebe Obituary

by Cheta Nwanze Chinualumogu Albert Achebe was born in Ogidi, in Eastern Nigeria on November 16, 1930 to Isaiah and Janet Achebe. ...

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March 22, 2013

BBC speaks to Anambra officials on Achebe: “We have lost an illustrious son”

by Hauwa Gambo The British Broadcasting Corporation’s breaking news service has confirmed from officials of his home state Anambra that ...

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March 22, 2013

Thisday Report: Gov Peter Obi confirms Achebe’s death

Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State has confirmed the passing away of one of the nation’s foremost literary icons, Professor ...

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March 22, 2013

“It’s true” – Family source confirms Achebe’s death

by Chi Ibe The rumours have swirled over the past two hours, and apparently confirmed by two major online media ...

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March 22, 2013

Just In: Chinua Achebe reported dead

Foremost novelist, Prof Chinua Achebe, is dead. He was 82. PREMIUM TIMES learnt he died last night in a hospital ...

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March 18, 2013

Debo Adejugbe: A man for the people (Y! Politico)

by Debo Adejugbe As the venomous and dreaded corruption drives through our land unchallenged, it should never escape our minds ...

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March 5, 2013

Opinion: The dwindling population of genuine role models in Nigeria

by Douglas Anele  Achebe must have taken a long hard look at current events in the country and, correctly in ...

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February 6, 2013

Opinion: Our attitude towards Nigeria

by Sabella Abidde Why bother to faithfully serve this country when at the sunset of your life, she is likely ...

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January 24, 2013

Olusegun Adeniyi: Memories of Biafran nightmares

by Olusegun Adeniyi Iloh and most members of his generation do not believe Yorubas did anything against them in the ...

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January 14, 2013

Pat Utomi: Between corruption and impunity

by Pat Utomi What continues to bother me is whether the elite in Nigeria do not really realise the devastating ...

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January 8, 2013

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Who will document the failure of #OccupyNigeria? (YNaija FrontPage)

So here is my plea to Nigerian writers. Save us the displeasure of another horrid review of “There was a ...

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December 29, 2012

Oria Iyayi: Was this a country?

by Oria Iyayi We do not teach the War in our schools, most times we act like it never happened. I ...

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December 21, 2012

Hauwa Gambo: Our slow march to death (YNaija FrontPage)

It’s time for our leaders to take this seriously – if they don’t, the fire they have refused to put ...

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December 16, 2012

I had never written a book review, until I read ‘There Was A Country’

by C. Nwaonu   Maybe we can grudgingly learn to love the other members of the harem or file for ...

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December 10, 2012

Opinion: Biafra and the Up-NEPA generation

by Hounge We should learn to tolerate each other and stand firm as one, just like we did during Occupy ...

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December 9, 2012

Igbos are their own enemies – Ayo Adebanjo

A close associate of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Ayo Adebanjo in his interview with ALLWELL OKPI, refutes the claims ...

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December 8, 2012

Opinion: In defense of my generation

by Nwilo Bura-Bari Vincent If you are young in Nigeria today you are a lucky chap. Nigeria is stupid. Its ...

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November 27, 2012

Adewale Sogunro reviews Chinua Achebe’s ‘There was a country’

by Adewale Sogunro I was hoping that he would look beyond the ethnic divisions, while rendering language to heal the ...

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November 26, 2012

Femke van Zeijl: There was a Country: An outsider’s review

by Femke van Zeijl Most striking are the parts of There Was a Country where history meets Achebe’s personal experience. ...

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