Prof. Achebe’s Death: A Deathly Blow

“There was a writer named Chinua Achebe in whose company the prison walls fell.”
                             –  Nelson Mandela says of his time on Robben Island,

Chinua Achebe is the Nigerian author of Things Fall Apart, who has died in Boston aged 82 (Photo credit: Bella Naija)

 Very few people seem immortal to me. Chinua Achebe is one of them. I still cannot believe that he has passed on.

May his soul rest in peace.

What was your first reaction when you heard that he had died?

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of creativewritingnews.com. Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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