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The moving letter Achebe could not see, - Omorodion Solomon Uwaifo Unknown to him that Prof Chinua Achebe was on hospital bed and was making his way out of this difficult world, statesman, writer and intellectual, Omorodion Uwaifo, 81, emailed the letter below to him at about 9.31 a.m. (Nigerian time) on March 21. That was about 4.31 a.m. in Boston, Massachusetts, where the renowned novelist was gradually transiting to the world beyond. Mr. Achebe died later that day, and didn’t get to read the letter.