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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.
April 25, 2013
Dear Christie May all your wonderful Memorys live on what a wonderful Man God Bless
April 7, 2013
Rest in Peace Grand Master of Letters. You will always inspire us.
April 2, 2013
What if he didn't live? What if we didn't have Achebe use the pen for us, and tell the tales we should have told but didn't have the dare? Men are born, men die, but the great tattoo their names in the hide of history, such was Achebe: he'Tue, Apr 2, 2013 never be lost in the maze of time and shifting memories. Sleep well Achebe.
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