Friday, March 22, 2013

Chinua Achebe Dies

Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, giant of world literature, who visited the Writers Institute on October 15, 1998, has died.

Though he never received the Nobel Prize, his 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart, is the world's most widely read African novel.

See an excerpt from his talk here in Albany on YouTube:

Read a BBC obituary here:

Read the New York Times obit here:

NPR obit here:

Photo: Video still,  Achebe at the New York State Writers Institute.