Achebe

By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 11th, 2014
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By Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba Let there be no doubt that the Nobel Prize is the prize much sought after in all fields that the prize is awarded. Let there be no doubt also that Mr. Achebe would have been glad to have received it. But it is also clear that he won a prize much […]...
By IAfrica
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Mar 23rd, 2014
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Chinua Achebe Lovemore Ranga Mataire I was one of those strange beings jumping up and down on the river bank, making horrid faces . . . That is when I realised that stories are not innocent.“THINGS Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe is a classic novel by one of Africa’s foremost literary gurus, which chron...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 28th, 2013
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By Chido Nwangwu, Since 1958 – with the novel Things Fall Apart, the great writer laid the foundation for what I call the power and permanence of Chinua Achebe. Between 1958 and 2013, amidst a body of first rate works, especially his 2012 blockbuster, personal history of Biafra: There Was a Cou...
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May 24th, 2013
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by Chido Onumah “Indiscipline pervades our life so completely that one may be justified in calling it the condition par excellence of contemporary Nigerian society”- Chinua Achebe, The Trouble with Nigeria. Prof. Chinua Achebe, literary giant, celebrated author, humanist and patriot par excellence, w...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 21st, 2013
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When I was coming of age in my part of the African continent, I was oriented to four major metaphors for what my environment considered most important in our social discuss. The first was Zik, which I later learnt was short for the name of Nigeria’s founding nationalist and Africa’s foremost Pan-Afri...
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May 21st, 2013
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By Joe Igbokwe All roads lead to Ogidi in Anambra State , Nigeria the home town of the late (Ugonabo) Professor Chinua Achebe on Wednesday May 23 2013 for the sage’s final burial. People from all walks of life will be heading to Ogidi to mourn the one they loved so much, the former life […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 22nd, 2013
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The family of Professor Chinua Achebe and the South-East Governors Forum on Sunday fixed May 23 for burial of the literary icon. Chairman of the forum and Anambra State Governor; Peter Obi announced this after a meeting of the governors and members of the Achebe family. The meeting held at Enugu Stat...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2013
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Newspapers and Magazines were quite rightly full of very extensive eulogies of Chinua Achebe who passed away aged 82.  Most chose to omit the tragic chapter of his involvement in the Biafra secession attempt that culminated in the civil war and the consolidation of a giant united Nigeria. There is ro...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 29th, 2013
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By Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba This is blasphemy coming from an Igbo man and one who claims to adore the late author. I must admit that I do not fully understand what National or State Burial means. My understanding is that this is reserved for dead heads of state. Mr. Achebe fails to qualify In this [&h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 27th, 2013
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Amenyo, Kofi Now that he is gone, he cannot win it anymore. The Nobel Prize in Literature is not awarded posthumously. Achebe won almost everything except the mother of all literary prizes. Many people think he should have won it. But he did not. Why? The Nobel Prize in Literature has had a chequered...