When Chinua Achebe's death was announced on March 22, the response of African literary scholars and practitioners was palpable. This book is a tribute to Achebe, his life and work, his place in Africa's history and his role in reclaiming the dignity of that history. These poems, short essays and letters extol one of Africa's greatest novelists, who was also a teacher, a colleague, and a noted and respected elder who understood his times. Once in a millennium, someone of princely bearing comes along to light the way for a people. In these entries, Professor Achebe's generous spirit shines like a guiding spirit: warm, urging, steadying.

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achebe_medChinua Achebe: A Tribute (1930-2013)
edited by: Anthonia C. Kalu, Ernest N. Emenyonu, and Simon K. Lewis

Introduction
Anthonia C Kalu, Simon K. Lewis, and Ernest N. Emenyonu

Chinua Achebe
Moradewun Adejunmobi

The Flight of the Eagle
Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo

Where Were You When You Heard The News
Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka

The Darkness Drops Again
Jude G. Akudinobi

Father, Dear Father, Chinua: A Tribute to Chinua
Rev Fr. Chikwendu Paschal Kizito Anyanwu

Eulogium; Or, My Life-Encounters with the Eagle-On-The-Iroko
Ada Uzoamaka Azodo

A Mighty Tree Has Fallen: A Poem in Honor of the Late Prof. Chinua Achebe
Faith Ben-Daniels

Chinua Achebe: A Tribute
Helena Cantone

Floods of My Igbo Tears
Psalms Chinaka

Chinua Achebe: A Man Beyond His Time 
Blessing Diala-Ogamba

Achebe in Lesotho
Chris Dunton

You Are Always Alive
Anwuanwu-Eronini Egbujor

Chinua Achebe Joins the Ancestors
Ernest Emenyonu

Of Seeds, Plants and Death: For Chinua Achebe
Chielozona Eze

Tribute: from Chinua to Chinua
Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto

Oke Ihe Mere
Ngozi Ezenwa-Ohaeto

Chinua Achebe: In Tribute
Kenneth Harrow

Condolence
Aparajita Hazra

Remembering a Smiling Face and Laughing Eyes beneath a Serious Brow
Rashidah Ismaili

Reflections on the Passing of Chinua Achebe
LaToya Jefferson-James

Memories of Achebe
George Joseph

The Big Masquerade Has Finished Dancing
Anthonia C. Kalu

Chinua Achebe: Proverbs in Legacy
Djiman Kasimi

A Copy of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart in My Casket
Hilary Chala Kowino

Chinua Achebe: The Embodiment of Dignity, Restraint, Wisdom, and Generosity of Spirit
Simon Lewis

Achebe As Escort
Bernth Lindfors

Tribute To Chinua Achebe: Achebe Lives!
Joseph McLaren

Tribute In Honor Of Professor Chinua Achebe
Patricia Beatrice Mireku-Gyimah

The Artist Who Wouldn't Dance (For Chinua Achebe)
Lupenga Mphande

Achebe Tribute
Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi

The Chinua Achebe I Know: A Tribute
Obioma Nnaemeka

Chinua Achebe: A Revolutionary Conscious Writer
P. Chuka Nwafor

A Wreath For The Iroko
Kalu Ogbaa

Festival Of A Great Mask
Chinyere G. Okafor

The Eagle On The Iroko Tree
H. Oby Okolocha

A Farewell Ode To The Eagle
F. O. Orabueze

Achebe Did Not Know Me, But . . . 
Abioseh Michael Porter

Tribute to Chinua Achebe
Samuel Ndogo and Gilbert Ndi Shang

Ricard Meets Achebe
Alain Ricard

Reflections On Achebe's Legacy
Rose A. Sackeyfio

A Blessing
Mineke Schipper

Things Came Together ~ Thanks to Chinua Achebe
Anne Serafin

Professor Chinua Achebe (1930-2013): A Tribute
Pamela J. Smith

Ode to Chinua Achebe
Chioma Toni-Duruaku

Adieu, Professor Chinua Achebe: May Your Shining Star Burn Forever!
Marie Linton Umeh

Lessons for the Global Village: A Tribute to Chinua Achebe
Pauline Ada Uwakweh

Our . . . 
Hein Willemse

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