Chinua Achebe: Death, Where Are Thy Claws?
- Chinua Achebe is one of those epically unique individuals whose lives have been so full, so purposive and so impactful that we begin to pray that they will never die. But who doesn’t know that that is mere wishful thinking? To be sure, the Eagle on Iroko didn’t die young, but he left when we still need him urgently and acutely. He has gone, but he left so much of, by, himself behind… Achebe shook up the literary world with Things Fall Apart when he was barely in his late twenties.