“I’m Devastated” Soyinka Says On Achebe’s Demise

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Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has reacted to the death of his fellow literary compatriot, Professor Chinua Achebe in a hospital in Boston – Massachusetts, saying, ‘”I’m, just devastated.”

Soyinka, who made the comment on Cool FM, a private radio station based in Lagos, said: “I’m just devastated. I only heard about half an hour ago and I don’t want to say anything yet. I’m just devastated.”

Chinua Achebe passed on to the great beyond Thursday night at the age of 82 after battling an undisclosed illness for some time.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Prof. Soyinka need not be devastated. The owner of the biggest stage we ever know has just closed the curtain on this DRAMER.

  2. The death of Achebe is so shocking. I still used his The Was A Country as reference in exam today and just was shoched to hear that he is dead, a voice old but relevant can never die.

  3. The death of Achebe is so shocking. I still used his There Was A Country as reference in exam today and just was shoched to hear that he is dead, a voice old but relevant can never die.

  4. He is to be celebrated & not to be mourned,he was a very great man & leaved a great life.He’ll forever b remembered for his contribution to the betterment of humanity.U came sir,u saw & u conquered,am hapi for u.rest in peace great man

  5. Of what benefit is it, when they contribute 2 humanity and have no reward from God. I pray u be muslim @soyinka and the rest, so that u wil not end up regretting in the HEREAFTER where all ur knowledge and ur nobel prize wil b useless bt ur Faith. Thanks.

  6. I wish some people are meant to live forever, Professor chinua Achebe is one of such that deserves to live but since death is inevitable there’s nothing we can do than to emulate d examplary life he lived while with us. Great Achebe Lives on

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