Columns and Opinions across Nigerian Newspapers

Chinua Achebe at 82: We Remember Differently”, - In this piece, Chimamanda Adichie extols Chinua Achebe at 82 I have met Chinua Achebe only three times. The first, at the National Arts Club in Manhattan, I joined the admiring circle around him. A gentle-faced man in a wheelchair. “Good evening, sir. I’m Chimamanda Adichie,” I said, and he replied, mildly,  “I thought you were running away from me.” I mumbled, nervous, grateful for the crush of people around us. I had been running away from him. After my first novel was published,