Columns and Opinions across Nigerian Newspapers

Achebe: A man ahead of his generation - Prof. Chinua Achebe had left the University of Massachusetts about a decade before I joined the same university in 1983 as Professor and Director of the Automation and Robotics Laboratory. At the time, Achebe’s reputation was still looming large at the UMass. On realising that Achebe and I came from the same country and the same state in Nigeria (old Anambra State), students and professors as well as non-academic staff ceaselessly asked me questions about Achebe—about his health,