Agence France-PresseMarch 23, 2013 06:01
The home state of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, the "father of modern African literature" who died this week in the United States, wants him to be buried in his native community, an official said Saturday.
The family of Achebe, who had an uneasy relationship with his home country, has not announced their burial plans following the 82-year-old's death on Thursday.
"He is a renowned promoter of the African culture. He cannot but be buried in his native home community," said Mike Udah, spokesman for the governor of Anambra, Achebe's southeastern home state.