Chinua Achebe, 1930-2013

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  1. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    from the Guardian (UK):

    and

    the Guardian obituary

    the New York Times obit

    article from The Guardian (Nigeria)
     
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  2. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    Aw, that's sad. Although ... I have to admit I thought he'd died a while ago!

    I just re-read Things Fall Apart recently as part of a job I was working on (English teacher resource on indigenous literature). It really is a fabulous novel that stands the test of time.

    RIP.
     
  3. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    He was truly a great writer. Things Fall Apart had quite a profound effect on me. Loved Anthills of the Savannah too.

    RIP. :(
     
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  4. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    I had a great multi-cultural literature class in high school where we read a number of his works. He was a fabulous writer.

    I also got to hear him speak, and at an age when I was too young to appreciate it. I don't have fond memories of that evening... Wish I could have gone as an adult instead.
     
  5. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Incredible writer and a real inspiration.
     
  6. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    I read Things Fall Apart in a Commonwealth Literature class (OK, it was a while ago), and it made a huge impact on me. He was an incredible writer.
     
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  8. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    I was re-reading Things Fall Apart just yesterday. :eek: Incredible psychological depth in his characters as well as mysterious insights into the spirituality of pre-colonized West African culture.

    Rest in Peace