Apr 8th, 2013
By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal Taken from a March 27 audio column from prisonradio.org. The writer is a political prisoner at SCI Mahanoy in Frackville, Pa. The brilliant light of a Nigerian masterwriter has gone out, and the world is poorer for it. Chinua Achebe — whose stunning novel, “Thin...
Mar 22nd, 2013
Foremost novelist, Prof Chinua Achebe, is dead. He was 82. Reporters learnt he died last night in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. A source close to the family said the professor had been ill for a while and was hospitalised in an undisclosed hospital in Boston. The source decline...
Dec 17th, 2012
by Okenwa R. Nwosu, M.D “Then, and more so, even now, I still believe that despite the intellectual foundations of the book, it can only serve to draw us back and to divide us further as a nation. And everything that I have read on both sides of the controversy had only strengthened my belief. [&hell...
Sep 28th, 2012
BY Jacey Fortin But for world-famous author and scholar Chinua Achebe, 81, the Biafran War of 1967-1970 is more than a moment in history. It is a lesson that should not be forgotten, especially as Nigeria witnesses a new wave of sectarian violence that threatens to split Africa’s most populous ...