CHINUA ACHEBE

  • Nigeria's elite, whom Chinua Achebe shunned, sing praises for him May 24, 2013

    Ogidi, Nigeria: Writer Chinua Achebe shunned Nigeria's corrupt politicians and twice turned down national honors, never fearing to criticize those he felt ruined his country. On Thursday, however, the lawmakers and the country's elite came to praise him. Hundreds attended Achebe's funeral among the rolling hills of his eastern Nigeria home,...
  • A dialogue between Chinua Achebe and UR Ananthamurthy April 16, 2013

    When Chinua Achebe visited the Dept. of English at the University of Mysore to deliver special lectures this dialogue with Prof. UR Ananthamurthy was recorded and published in the Sunday herald on April 12, 1981. A Kannada version of this dialogue is included in a collection of essays of Prof...
  • Chinua Achebe, celebrated Nigerian novelist, dies March 23, 2013

    New York: The opening sentence was as simple, declarative and revolutionary as a line out of Hemingway: "Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond," Chinua Achebe wrote in 'Things Fall Apart'. Africans, the Nigerian author announced more than 50 years ago, had their own history, their...