Veteran writer Wole Soyinka says that he is devasteated by the death of his fellow literary icon, Chinua Achebe.
Professor Wole Soyinka has confirmed that fellow writer Chinua Achebe died on Thursday night from a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
“I’m just devastated …. and I don’t want to say anything yet. I’m just devastated” Wole Soyinka told Cool FM, a private radio station in Lagos on Friday
Chinua Achebe was born on 16 November 1930 .He was raised by his parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria.
Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies. He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student.
Some of his novels include , No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God (1964), A Man of the People (1966), and Anthills of the Savannah (1987).