Friday, March 22, 2013

Does the name Chinua Achebe mean anything to you?

He died earlier today.  82 years old.  He was the author of Things Fall Apart, which I read in high school or college and which made quite an impression on me.  It's probably inaccurate, but he always struck me as the Gabriel Garcia Marquez of Africa (although Achebe described Things Fall Apart as a response to Heart of Darkness -- which is a different kettle of fish altogether).

Which is saying something.

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