Showing posts with label chinua. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chinua. Show all posts

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Do You Think Wole Soyinka is Responsible For Chinua Achebe's Accident ? See The Facts

Professor Wole Soyinka has berated critics, who attributed the cause of late Chinua Achebe’s accident that eventually confined him to a wheel chairuntil he recently breathed his last, to the “spotless ram” he presented to him as a gift for his sixtieth birthday.
What actually happened? Why are people accusing Prof Soyinka? Details below:
Soyinka, in a release entitled “The Village Mourners Association,” lamented the reaction of a category of people he likened to “homicidal clerics,” whom he said began to spread the falsehood after Achebe’s burial.

According to Soyinka, it was wrong for people to situate the ram he graciously presented to a friend on his birthday, which he (Achebe) warmly received with a comment “Typical of Wole,” as the cause of Chinua Achebe’s motor accident. Soyinka tells his own story in the release.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

(Photos) Professor Chinua Achebe Buried !!!

Prof. Chinua Achebe was buried this afternoon at his country home in Ogidi, Idemili North LGA of Anambra state. His burial was attended by president Goodluck Jonathan, Ghana’s President John Mahama, all governors of Eastern states (minus Sullivan Chime of Enugu state), governor Emmanuel Iduaghan of Delta state and members of the international community of writers.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Chinua Achebe's body arrives Nigeria - Photos

The body of late literary icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport Abuja, earlier today May 21, where it was received by government officials. The body was then moved to Enugu, the home town of the late author, aboard a private aircraft, where it was received by Achebe's elder brother, Chief Augustine Achebe, other family members and state government officials.

He will be buried Thursday May 23. See more photos after the Break.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Torrents of tributes pour for Chinua Achebe

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Friday that late Prof. Chinua Achebe will be greatly missed for his immense patriotism and sincere commitment to a better Nigeria.
“President Jonathan received with immense sadness, news of the passing away of Nigeria’s globally acclaimed `writer, scholar, tutor, cultural icon, nationalist and artist of the very first rank’’, said Reuben Abati, the special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity.
“The president believes that Prof. Achebe’s frank, truthful and fearless interventions in national affairs will be greatly missed at home in Nigeria While others may have disagreed with his views, most Nigerians never doubted his immense patriotism and sincere commitment to the building of a greater, more united and prosperous nation that all Africans and the entire black race could be proud of.
Jonathan’s tribute was among the torrents of tributes that poured forth globally for the literary icon, who died early Friday in the US at the age of 82.

A GEM IS GONE: Foremost novelist Professor Chinua Achebe dies at 82

Novelist, poet, professor, critic and the author of the most widely read book in African literature (Things Fall Apart) professor Chinua Achebe, has passed on. Professor Achebe died last night March 21 in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He had been ill for a while. He was 82 years old.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Re: Achebe and trouble with truth

Abimbola Adelakun’s incisive and dispassionate write-up concerning Chinua Achebe’s latest book, “There Was A Country”, at the back page of The PUNCH edition of Thursday, October 18, 2012, has convinced the reading public (inclusive of this writer) that one cannot stand logic on its head.  Adelakun demonstrated this by her cogent analysis of Achebe’s  ‘impression’ of Chief Obafemi Awolowo because


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