The memorial for Chinua Achebe is expected to draw thousands as mourners prepare to pay their respects to "the father of modern African literature".
The ‘father’ of African literature set the template for the darker peoples of the world to tell their own stories, writes Percy Zvomuya.
Novelist Chinua Achebe's writing has traced the dehumanising effects of the western cultural arrogance still at work today in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Chinua Achebe, who has died aged 82, was Africa's best-known novelist and the founding father of African fiction.
Acclaimed novelist from Nigeria, Chinua Achebe, has passed away in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 82.
Chinua Achebe breaks his silence on the conflict that shattered his homeland, writes Noo Saro-Wiwa.
Percy Zvomuya delves into proverbs and finds the chauvinistic, the obscene and the dirty.
Percy Zvomuya celebrates a trove of new essays by the master of the middle way, Chinua Achebe
Wisdom, by award-winning photographer Andrew Zuckerman, records the faces, ideas and ideals of 50 global icons over the age of 65.
Poverty and political instability on the African continent have resulted in a limited culture of reading in most African countries.
Percy Zvomuya looks at Africa Writes Back by British publisher James Currey.
Okey Ndibe describes how two grand old men of modern African literature saved his career -- and his Christmas.