FILE - This is a Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 file photo of Chinua Achebe, Nigerian-born novelist and poet as he speaks about his works and his life at his home on the campus of Bard Colleg

 

              FILE - This is a Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 file photo of  Chinua Achebe, Nigerian-born novelist and poet as he  speaks about his works and his life at his home on the campus of Bard Colleg
FILE - This is a Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 file photo of Chinua Achebe, Nigerian-born novelist and poet as he speaks about his works and his life at his home on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York where he is a professor . Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who wrote the classic "Things Fall Apart," has died. He was 82. Achebe's publisher confirmed his death Friday March 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)