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Founding father of African fiction Chinua Achebe dies

Chinua Achebe, who has died aged 82, was Africa's best-known novelist and the founding father of African fiction.

Renowned writer Chinua Achebe dies

Acclaimed novelist from Nigeria, Chinua Achebe, has passed away in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 82.

Moving account of a nation at war with itself

Chinua Achebe breaks his silence on the conflict that shattered his homeland, writes Noo Saro-Wiwa.

African culture uncensored

<b>Percy Zvomuya</b> delves into proverbs and finds the chauvinistic, the obscene and the dirty.

Dandy child of fortune

Percy Zvomuya celebrates a trove of new essays by the master of the middle way, Chinua Achebe

I am who I am

<i>Wisdom</i>, by award-winning photographer Andrew Zuckerman, records the faces, ideas and ideals of 50 global icons over the age of 65.

A forum for African writers

Percy Zvomuya looks at <i>Africa Writes Back</i> by British publisher James Currey.

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