UN honours late Achebe on october 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm in news New york — The United Nations has devoted Friday, November 15, 2013 to late Professor Chinua Achebe who died last march in Boston, US.
Achebe was once a UN Goodwill ambassador from 1999 to 2005. The event holds at Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium, UN Headquarters, New York.
In an invite sent to Vanguard by the United Nations SRC Society of Writers and United Nations SRC Film Society, the global body said the event featuring music, film, readings and recollections by family and friends, is part of Achebe’s 83rd post-humous birthday celebrations.
On its website, the United Nations Population Fund, through its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin said, “Mr. Achebe will forever be credited for his leading role in shaping the course of Africa’s literary traditions and for conveying its authentic voice to the world at large.”