Prof Chinua Achebe is dead

Nigeria’s literary icon and publisher of several novels, Chinua Achebe, is dead.

Mr. Achebe, 82, died in the United States where he was said to have suffered from an undisclosed ailment.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt he died last night in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

A statement from his family said his “wisdom and courage” were an “inspiration to all who knew him”.

A source close to the family was first to confirm the literary icon’s passing to PREMIUM TIMES, saying the professor had been ill for a while and was hospitalised in an undisclosed hospital in Boston. The source declined to be named because he was not authorised by the family to speak on the matter.

He also declined to provide further details, saying the family would issue a statement on the development....more

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