A traditional Igbo chief attends the funeral of late author Chinua Achebe in Ogidi, Nigeria, Thursday, May 23, 2013. Writer Chinua Achebe is being remembered in Nigeria as a fearless wr

 

              A traditional Igbo chief attends the funeral of late author Chinua Achebe in Ogidi, Nigeria, Thursday, May 23, 2013. Writer Chinua Achebe is being remembered in Nigeria as a fearless wr
A traditional Igbo chief attends the funeral of late author Chinua Achebe in Ogidi, Nigeria, Thursday, May 23, 2013. Writer Chinua Achebe is being remembered in Nigeria as a fearless writer who bowed to no political pressure, as mourners gather in his hometown for a funeral Thursday. Among attendees was Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who held up copies of Achebe's books during the service at a local Anglican church — including his famous essay "The Trouble With Nigeria" and Ghanaian President John Mahama. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)