Saturday, August 10, 2013

Tribute to Chinua Achebe

"My name is Chibundu Onuzo and I'm a Nigerian author/writer/history undergrad. My first novel, The Spider King's Daughter, will be published by Faber and Faber in March 2012 by God's grace. Hopefully this year you'll see me in shops. Hopefully you'll buy my book. Hopefully I won't have returned to relaxer."
And here is my tribute to Chinua Achebe.

".... I salute Chinua Achebe, for what he meant and will mean to the world. For when those readers who understood the context of his times are long dead and when their children are long dead, there will still be those who will delight in the throwing of Amalinze and weep for the death of Ikemefuna.