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The Exit of An Icon: Renowned Nigerian Novelist Professor Chinua Achebe Dies at 82



Nigeria has lost an icon.

Chinua Achebe, the renowned novelist, poet, and author of the classic novel, ‘Things Fall Apart‘ has passed on.

He died a the age of 82 last night at a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Premium Times reports that Professor Achebe had been suffering from an undisclosed ailment for some time.

He was the author of some highly influential books including Arrow of God, No Longer at Ease, Anthills of the Savannah, and A man of the People and received several international awards for his works. His latest book, ‘There Was a Country‘, was an autobiography on his experiences and views of the civil war.

Until his death, he was the David and Mariana Fisher Professor of Literature at Brown University.

May his soul Rest In Peace.

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