Chinua Achebe

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The elderly son Dr. Ikechukwu Achebe and the widow Professor Christie... News PhotoAbuja,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Chinua Achebe,Dead Person,Funeral,Holiday - Event,Horizontal,Literature,Males,Nigeria,Senior Adult,Singing,Son,WidowPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThe elderly son Dr. Ikechukwu Achebe (C) and the widow Professor Christie Achebe sing hymns to accompany the body of late literary icon Professor Chinua Achebe to St. Phillips Anglican Church for the funeral at Ogidi in southeast Nigeria on May 23, 2013. Renowned author Professor Chinua Achebe was buried at his Ogidi country home. Hundreds of mourners gathered on Thursday in the hometown of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe for the funeral of the man regarded as the father of modern African literature and the author of the widely praised 'Things Fall Apart.' AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)