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The death of Chinua Achebe

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 22 March 2013

The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day. Presented by Anna McNamee.

Chinua Achebe
The acclaimed novelist and poet, known as the father of modern African literature, has died at the age of 82. The Nigerian writer and broadcaster Gabriel Gbadamosi pays tribute and tells me how influential Achebe has been.

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Image: Chinua Achebe. Credit: Abayomi Adeshida/Getty.

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