Guest Book
Home
Resources
Related Pages
Achebe Pages (3)
See More >
Achebe Mentions
See More >
Helpful Services


Obituary | Condolences Gallery

Chinua Achebe (Associated Press/Craig Ruttle)
Share
ADD A MEMORY OR CONDOLENCE TO THE GUEST BOOK
Enter Message Here
If you need help finding the right words, view our suggested entries for ideas.

Back to Personal Message


Add a photo to your message (optional)
Preview Entry
December 20, 2014

Please don't submit copyrighted work; original poems, songs or prayers welcomed. Legacy.com reviews all Guest Book entries to ensure appropriate content. Our staff does not correct grammar or spelling.

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Select up to 10 photos to add to the photo gallery.

Select a candle
*Please select a candle
Preview Entry
December 20, 2014

Please don't submit copyrighted work; original poems, songs or prayers welcomed. Legacy.com reviews all Guest Book entries to ensure appropriate content. Our staff does not correct grammar or spelling.

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Memories and Condolences
This Guest Book will remain online permanently.
Resources
Related Pages
Achebe Pages (3)
See More >
Achebe Mentions
See More >
Helpful Services
October 7, 2013
With deepest sympathy to the Achebe family during your time of grief...God is for you a "refuge and strength," A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with "peace and comfort" to endure the days ahead...(Psalm 62:8).
August 12, 2013
Dear Achebe Family,
I am sending my condolences to your family at this time and may you always continue to rely on and receive further comfort from the Father of all comfort. 1 Corthinians, chapter 1, verse 4.
June 30, 2013
Psalm 72:14
May 27, 2013
Elegy For Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart Come Together
By CHRIS CHINWE ULASI

The sound of the fallen Iroko tree was audible to our eyes.
And the answer to that great African puzzle has yielded disbelief
Among its ardent faithfuls, believers without illusionary burden.
The Eagle on the Iroko returned to where things finally came together
And wondering what destiny and history resolved to leave behind.

His voice, like the storied wisdom of the sage, was always
A reason for the patient morning sun to signal a new day.
A grateful world whose literature, one-eyed before Okonkwo's chagrin,
Now have fair-minded company to compare it to:
"When something stands, something else stands next to it."

Now that the literary forest is filled with your wit
and laughter--Soaked in aplomb, bent forward
To justify our doubts, your soul, like your mind,
Will engage forever a redoubtable world, appreciative and
Pained, that something immense and immeasurable lived here.
Add a memory or condolence