Chinua Achebe, one of the greatest African writers of our time has passed on.
The Wikipedia summarises his work thus:
… Achebe’s novels focus on the traditions of Igbo society, the effect of Christian influences, and the clash of Western and traditional African values during and after the colonial era. His style relies heavily on the Igbo oral tradition, and combines straightforward narration with representations of folk stories, proverbs, and oratory. He also published a number of short stories, children’s books, and essay collections. From 2009 until his death, he served as a professor at Brown University in the United States.
His novel The Arrow of God kindled my interest in African literature, an interest that has never waned since.
His passing is sad, but he lived to be 82, so there is no reason to complain, but I mourn his death.
And if you do not know who Mr. Achebe was, take a look a this:
Also, his entry in the Wikipedia is actually marked as excellent: Chinua Achebe