Chinua Achebe, the famed Nigerian author passed earlier today according to the Associated Press. Achebe, who is best known by the masses for his 1958 book Things Fall Apart, that depicted life of a Nigerian man and his family .
The book, for many is one of the most influential pieces of literary works by and for Western Africans. The book depicts both the positive and negative aspects of the culture.
Achebe wasn’t just an author, but a statesman as well. He took pride in not only in educating his people, but in educating the world about his people.
R.I.P. to Mr. Chinua Achebe and condolences to his family.