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Renowned Nigerian Writer Chinua Achebe Dies

Novelist Chinua Achebe
Novelist Chinua Achebe
Renowed Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has died. The novelist passed away at a hospital in the U.S city of Boston following a short illness.

He was 82. The late African novelist, poet and professor was best known for his novel “Things Fall Apart,” a set book in most schools, including Zimbabwe.

Born Albert Chinaualomogu Chebe in Igidi, Nigeria, his novels focused on the traditions of his Igbo culture, while also taking a look at the effect of Christian influences and the clash of western and traditional African values during and after colonialism.

Zimbabwean author Chenjarai Hove says Achebe’s death is a great loss to Africa, adding it will be hard to find another one like him.

Hove said Achebe will be remembered for his humility and ability to connect with his readers throughout the world through his writings.