• Thursday, May 23, 2024
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Tribute to the Master Storyteller

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  Chinua Achebe (1930-2013)

Chinua Achebe was the celebrated Nigerian storyteller of international repute

He wrote his epic novel, Things Fall Apart, at the young age of 28

In his stories were history, wisdom, lessons, simple language, and mastery of literature

No one could sway him from his passion for storytelling even at a young age

Under his leadership and influence, many African writers blossomed

Authoritative and bold were his novels

Achebe was a principled man who stood by his convictions unshaken

Could he have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature?

He was a global brand in the storytelling industry and world of literature

Even his memoirs in his last book, There Was A Country, showed mastery of his art

Behold, the Master of Literature is gone. Fare thee well

Ending well is fulfilling. Chinua Achebe ended his life’s race a fulfilled man. Adieu

 

ERIC OKEKE