Good bye Chinua Achebe

The members of Africa and Asia writers' union received with deep sorrow and sadness the death news of the great Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe (16 October 1930 – 21 March 2013), who is one of the most important novelists who enriched the library feature during the last 60 years,

not only in Africa but in the entire world, where his works have been translated into more than 50 languages and received in a great way by both the readers and critics. He left clear mark since his first novel "Things Fall Apart", published in 1958, making him a candidate to the Nobel Prize.

It is well known that Chinua Achebe was one of the novelists who have taken up the local reality; his work has dealt with the tragic consequences of the British occupation of some African countries, he showed all the details of life in Nigeria as well as the political corruption, that's why he repeatedly refused to accept Medals of honor from the Governments of his homeland, his novel for example "Things Fall Apart" showed the collapse of traditional tribal life during British colonization of Nigeria. He had other writings: God's Arrow (1964), Son of the people (1966); Savannah dunes (1987). He also had some short stories as well as children's stories and in addition to some critical contributions.

Africa and Asia writers' union is mourning this Nigerian international writer, to assure that a particular outstanding talent is inexhaustible. And the successive generations of African and Asian writers and poets are proving themselves worthy, and their literary production is in the forefront of world literature, generation after generation.