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Chinua Achebe dies

22nd March, 2013

Tonight the world is mourning the death of one of the most celebrated African writers and authors Chinua Achebe. His family confirmed the news in a statement in which they said his wisdom and courage were an inspiration to all who knew him. Achebe is reported to have died after a brief illness. His death has sparked messages of condolences and fond memories about characters in the books he wrote, a number of which were read by kenyans as set books in secondary school. Wilkister nyabwa begins our coverage tonight celebrating chinua achebe’s life.