ACHEBE--Chinua. Chinua Achebe was a brilliant novelist, story teller, and eloquent voice of opposition to the portrayal of Africa's relationship with the West by authors such as Joseph Conrad. He was also a gracious colleague to those of us fortunate enough to have known and worked with him and...

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June 2016 Graceline Aarons Bright
I am surprised to learn Chinua Achebe has passed over. I was a young girl when I first read his book "Things Fall Apart" and was mesmerized by his writings. It left a positive indelible impression on my life. I am now 76 years old & I can still the conjuring in my mind as I read that book. My imagination went wild. May his spirit and soul forever rest in peace and may God bless the family from which he came. I share your sorrow sincerely.

Please accept my sincere condolences and sincere prayers that go out to the surviving family and friends. May the God of comfort continue to bless you and yours especially after such an untimely loss of a very precious life please accept my deepest sympathies. (2 Cor. 1:2, 3).

Life is precious and was meant to be lived. Draw comfort from God's word.

Achebe was a great man; the iroko tree has fallen but its roots are still penetrating ourselves. FB

A touching legacy for a great talent who has done so much and cared so deeply for others through fine works “I pray that he may grant you through the abundance of his glory to be made mighty in the man you are inside, with power through his spirit… (Ephesians 3:16) May the family have peace we cherish the special memories.

I read "Things Fall Apart" in college, and wept at the ending. You were a wonderful writer, sir.

With deepest sympathy to the Achebe family during your time of sadness. May the God of comfort continue to be with you.

You can cherish the memories of a very talent man. Our prayers are for the family praying that they feel the peace and comfort that only God gives to the brokenhearted and crushed in spirit.