Chinua Achebe Laid to Rest



The funeral of Nigeria’s celebrated writer, Chinua Achebe, has been held in his small hometown in a ceremony that drew crowds of mourners.

Achebe, author of the widely praised novel Things Fall Apart, was buried on Thursday, two months after he died in the US aged 82.

His private burial on the family compound followed a service at a local Anglican church.

Achebe had lived and worked as a professor in the US. A 1990 car accident left him in a wheelchair.

Some 2,000 people packed a stadium in the Anambra state capital, Awka, on Wednesday where Achebe’s coffin was put on display.



One Response to Chinua Achebe Laid to Rest

  1. May he rest in peace.He will forever be missed. 🙂 I never knew he had been in a wheelchair all these years.


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