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Chinua Achebe Funeral
Chinua Achebe Funeral
The widow Professor Christie Achebe (C, behind casket) sings 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.'
Chinua Achebe Funeral
Chinua Achebe Funeral
The widow Professor Christie Achebe walks behind the coffin of late literary icon Professor Chinua Achebe during 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.'
Chinua Achebe Funeral
Chinua Achebe Funeral
The widow of author Professor Chinua Achebe, Professor Christie Achebe (C) accompanies the casket of her husband during the funeral service of the late author 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.'
Chinua Achebe Funeral
Chinua Achebe Funeral
The son of author Professor Chinua Achebe, Dr. Ikechukwu Achebe (L), and his widow Professor Christie Achebe (2nd L) accompany the casket of late author during the funeral service 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.'
Chinua Achebe Funeral
Chinua Achebe Funeral
The 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.'
Chinua Achebe Funeral
Chinua Achebe Funeral
The 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.'
Chinua Achebe Funeral
Chinua Achebe Funeral
The elderly son of late author Chinua Achebe, Dr. Ikechukwu Achebe (C), and his 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.'
Chinua Achebe Funeral
Chinua Achebe Funeral
Elderly son Dr. Ikechukwu Achebe (L) and Widow Professor Christie Achebe sings hymn during the funeral service of late literary icon Professor Chinua Achebe to St. Phillips Anglican Church for the funeral at Ogidi in southeast Nigeria May 23, 2013. Renowned author Professor Chinua Achebe was buried at his Ogidi country home.
Chinua Achebe Funeral
Chinua Achebe Funeral
The casket containing the body of late author Professor Chinua Achebe is carried t St. Phillips Anglican Church for the funeral service 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.'
Chinua Achebe Funeral
Chinua Achebe Funeral
The casket containing the body of late author Professor Chinua Achebe is carried t St. Phillips Anglican Church for the funeral service 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.'
Chinua Achebe Funeral
Chinua Achebe Funeral
The widow of late author Professor Chinua Achebe, Professor Christie Achebe, attends the funeral service for her husband 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.'