"As a man danced so the drums were beaten for him."
March 22, 2013 5:08 AM Subscribe
Novelist Chinua Achebe dies, aged 82. [The Guardian]
"A novelist, poet and essayist, Achebe was perhaps best known for his 1958 novel Things Fall Apart
, the story of the Igbo warrior Okonkwo and the colonial era, which has sold more than 10m copies around the world and has been published in 50 languages. Achebe depicts an Igbo village as the white men arrive at the end of the 19th century, taking its title from the WB Yeats poem, which continues: "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold." [Previously]
This post was deleted for the following reason: This is a pretty short piece in the Guardian, plus one wiki link -- perhaps someone will want to do something more in-depth -- taz