Tag: things fall apart

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 24, 2016

Pius Adesanmi: My language, your dialect

by Pius Adesanmi This one will be a long read. I see it as a contribution to the enhancement of ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoNovember 16, 2015

Life, integrity and culture: 10 Chinua Achebe quotes to remember

Chinua Achebe would have turned 85 years old today, November 16. Chinua Achebe, who died in 2013, wrote classic books like ...

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Ada IgboanugoJune 20, 2015

How Pete Edochie got the “Things Fall Apart” part

Veteran Nollywood icon, Pete Edochie played the lead role of Okonkwo in the NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s best selling ...

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Emmanuel ChidiogoMarch 22, 2015

Opinion: Remembering Chinua Achebe, 2 years after

by Chinedu Rylan Be that as it may, it is not the exclusive preserve of the government to promote its ...

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January 8, 2014

Okey Ikechukwu: Those who call 1914 a mistake are mixing things up badly

by Okey Ikechukwu No one cried foul over Awo’s politics in the South West before he engineered Zik’s ouster using ...

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November 23, 2013

Opinion: Nigerian artistes are noisemakers and should be seen as such

by Tobe Osigwe They try to rub it into the eye of the society that scorned them at the beginning ...

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May 26, 2013

Opinion: A tribute to the man in whom the spirit of Okonkwo lives

by Ojay Kaikai To the man that gives life to African literature, to the man that insisted that Nigeria must ...

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May 23, 2013

Olusegun Adeniyi: What Chinua Achebe is telling us from the grave

The Verdict By Olusegun Adeniyi I need to state at this point that the essence of this piece is not ...

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May 23, 2013

James Eze: There was a writer – Re-mapping my cultural rebirth under Chinua Achebe

by James Eze   If Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God handed me a cultural frame of reference to aid my understanding of ...

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May 21, 2013

#RIPChinuaAchebe: Renowned writer, Chinua Achebe’s body arrive Abuja (PHOTOS)

by Akan Ido The body of the renowned writer, Chinua Achebe who died on March 21 has arrived the country ...

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April 20, 2013

Opinion: Don’t be deceived – Chimamanda Adichie is no Achebe

by Okezie J.S. Nwoka The Alili is a centipede; a centipede has one hundred legs. That is what it claims. ...

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April 1, 2013

When I met Achebe, things fell apart – A tribute by James Hagerty

by James Hagerty Mr. Achebe did not share my enthusiasm. He informed me that he was too busy to grant ...

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March 28, 2013

The un-tribute: Achebe was an Igbophile, not the father of African literature

by Ibrahim Bello-Kano   Indeed, we cannot help wondering if the recent insensate massacre of Chinua’s people in Kano, only ...

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March 27, 2013

Opinion: From Ghana, we pay tribute to Achebe – “Damirifa Due”

by Sylvaus Bedzrah Even though the center could no longer hold for you while the falcon could still refuses to ...

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March 27, 2013

Laz Ude Eze: Lessons from Professor Chinua Achebe

By Laz Ude Eze After reading about the history of his early years noting that he wrote his most popular ...

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March 27, 2013

Sam Nda-Isaiah: His works shall live forever – A tribute to Chinua Achebe

by Sam Nda-Isaiah It is remarkable that even while it might be difficult to find some good books that are ...

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March 26, 2013

Elnathan John: Mass distraction

by Elnathan John It would be unfair to taint the image of a global literary hero with petty talk of ...

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March 26, 2013

Tribute: Chinua Achebe – Anunuebe that dwarfs the Iroko

by Okey Ikechukwu  The Iroko is really not the ultimate. This tree is a physically manifest great tree, unlike another ...

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March 24, 2013

“If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own” – The New York Times reviews Achebe’s life

by Dwight Garner “If you don’t like someone’s story,” Chinua Achebe told The Paris Review in 1994, “write your own.” ...

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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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