Reports about Chinua Achebe’s death rubbished as anxiety rises over his health

Reports about Chinua Achebe’s death rubbished as anxiety rises over his health

A lot of Nigerians were gripped with fear yesterday, as rumours of Chinua Achebe’s death filtered in.

The health of one of Africa’s most prolific authors, has been on the decline for a long time now, but our source in the US, has confirmed that the literary giant is alive and well.

The source however confirmed that the writer, best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart (which was published in 1958), was in hospital, but not dead.

Achebe has been residing in the US since the early 2000s, after he survived a serious car accident and is a visiting professor at Brown University.