CHINUA ACHEBE

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2014
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by Eze Martins-hassan Esomchi The litanies of inept leaders Nigeria has produced will leave lee kaun Yew, the Singaporean magical leader in utter onderment. From the military to the civilian rulers the best Nigerian leaders could do was to oil the wheel of poverty and penury. Worst still, is the pain...
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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...
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Feb 17th, 2014
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by Adewale Akande Good day and compliment of the season to you sons and daughters of Oyo State. Precisely on the 3rd of February, 1976, thirty-eight years ago, our state, Oyo State was created by the then military government led by Late General Murtala Mohammed, the then old western state was divided...
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Sep 1st, 2013
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By Olaitan Ladipo The striking resemblance between Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo and an erstwhile Minister of Aviation, and his late father is enough to convince anyone of his biological paternity. However, when the Yoruba hail a person as a ‘husband’s child’...
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 […]...
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May 20th, 2013
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by Professor Wole Soyinka As a celebrated author, Professor Chinua Achebe’s final burial rites hold this week, I was on the road between Abeokuta and Lagos when I first learned about his death. Who called first – BBC or a Nigerian journalist? Can’t recall now, since other calls followed fast and furi...
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...