Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mourning the Loss of Chinua Achebe

We add our voice(s) to the millions of others raised to mourn the passage Friday of Chinua Achebe.

Click here for the obituary in The New York Times.  Achebe is quoted therein:  " 'In the end, I began to understand,' Mr. Achebe later wrote. 'There is such a thing as absolute power over narrative. Those who secure this privilege for themselves can arrange stories about others pretty much where, and as, they like.' ”

The Guardian (Lagos) has a good article today with many quotes from Achebe's family and friends in his hometown of Ogidi in Anambra state.  Click here

THISDAY (Lagos) devotes most of its arts section today to articles on Achebe, with many good insights.   Click here.

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