News of Professor Chinua Achebe’s death made the rounds yesterday in the electronic media.
Aged 82, Achebe was reported to have passed away on Thursday March 21, at a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.
As I grew older and read ‘Things Fall Apart’ as one of our reading texts in my second year of high school, I practically got hooked! I went ahead to buy and read his other books; ‘No longer At Ease’; ‘Arrow Of God; ‘Man Of The People’, which is one of his books I came to love so much.
life. He was able to develop the right language and character to suit each group. He didn’t just describe a thing for
people to understand, he laid it bare as it was within a particular bracket and his readers never had to struggle to flow with his stories.