The first thing I said when I heard about the passing of Chinue Achebe was ‘Wow,what a lucky man’

I guess I said that because I have a dream of becoming a renowned writer and he got to live my dream before his exist out of his world.

He found what gave him joy and fulfillment in life and he did just that-Writing.He actually described writing as his ‘weapon.’

Chinue Achebe was Nigerian’s novelist,poet and professor.He wrote some of Africa’s  popular books like ‘No longer at ease,”Things fall apart,’ and the ‘Man of the people.’He is known to be the father of African literature.

Nelson Mandela called him ‘the writer in whose company the prsion walls came down.

Born on November 16,1930 and died at the age of 82.Rest in Peace Hero.

Quotes by Chinue Achebe.

“While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.”

“If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own.”

“Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am -and what I need -is something I have to find out myself.”