Columns and Opinions across Nigerian Newspapers

Chinua Achebe, Storyteller In Excelsis, - Homage to him whose meanings enlarge with time, Homage to him whose words outlive guns, whose tempered Mind, true as pure steel, keeps through the ages, sublime. Homage to the Samurai, still supple, though weathered— Who keeps bullion words in store, mint for the ones Who come after. Homage, I say, to his scabbard Housing tensile words, measured and rare, once Upon a time at Nsukka, once upon a time at Bard Once upon a time at nestling Brown, but always In our hearts.