Chinua Achebe’s Daughter Nwando Mark Eight Years Since Father’s Demise

The daughter of renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, Nwando Achebe has paid tribute to him eight years after his death.

Ms Achebe a feminist scholar, and multi-award-winning historian. She took to Twitter on Sunday to remember her late father.

“My beloved dad and best friend, Chinua Achebe, passed away 8 years today. Missing you, daddy, more than you will ever know. May the souls of the dearly departed rest in perfect peace,” she said. 

Professor Achebe, a prolific writer, died on 21 March 2013 at the age of 82 in the United States after a brief illness, he had used a wheelchair since a car accident in Nigeria in 1990 left him paralyzed from the waist down.

His first novel, Things Fall Apart, released in 1958 is the most widely read book in modern African literature. 

It has sold over 20 million copies globally, and been translated into 57 languages, making Professor Chinua Achebe the most translated African writer of all time. 

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