Nigerian Author Chinua Achebe Dead

English: Chinua Achebe speaking at Asbury Hall...

English: Chinua Achebe speaking at Asbury Hall, Buffalo, as part of the “Babel: Season 2” series by Just Buffalo Literary Center, Hallwalls, & the International Institute. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sad news today. The 82 year old author of ‘Things Fall Apart’ died today in Boston. He was one of the best known African authors who spoke out against the government of his native Nigeria. ‘Things Fall Apart’ has sold more than ten million copies and if you haven’t read it yet, put it on your ‘must read’ list. Nelson Mandela has said of Achebe that he was a writer¬†“in whose company the prison walls fell down.”