Op ed

Achebe: A Personal Loss -Dora Akunyili

Prof. Dora AkunyiliSIR: As we say in Igboland when an extraordinary person dies, the iroko has fallen. I feel a sense of personal loss because Prof. Chinua Achebe was not only from my state, Anambra, but was also one of my heroes and role models right from my days at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), where he taught until the road accident that made him to relocate to the USA, where there are better facilities to enable him to continue to work.

I attended UNN and later taught there before I joined public service. I therefore feel a deep sense of personal loss by his death. It is like losing a part of me.

Prof. Achebe’s death leaves a void not only in Nigeria and Africa but also globally because he is one of the best novelists the world has ever produced. He will be sorely missed but we take solace in his rich legacies.

Prof. Dora Akunyili, OFR,  Abuja.

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