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At Achebe’s Funeral, Africans Reminded to be Stewards of Democracy

Thou­sands of mourn­ers con­verged in Ogi­di, Anam­bra State of Nige­ria, on May 23, for the funer­al ser­vice of Africa’s lit­er­ary icon, Chin­ua Achebe. He died in Boston, USA, on March 21. Achebe was the David and Mar­i­ana Fish­er Pro­fes­sor of Africana Stud­ies at Brown Uni­ver­si­ty. The Niger­ian nov­el­ist is glob­al­ly revered for his mas­ter­piece, Things Fall…