Prof Chinua Achebe Dies – Reports

Iconic African author Professor Chinua Achebe has died, reports coming out of Boston say.

Achebe who was 82 is said to have died last night in hospital there. He had been ill for a while with reports of deteriorating health in the last fortnight.

Achebe will be remembered for his groundbreaking, archetypal novel Things Fall Apart. It was one of the first novels written in English from Africa to receive global critical acclaim. Most of those from Africa who studied English Literature will have had a few bite sat this book.

His novels were critical in that they chronicled an authentic African history.

Rest in peace, legend