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Chinua Achebe: Remembering a Giant of World Literature

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Nigerian author Chinua Achebe (Photo: Ralph Orlowski/ Reuters)

Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe passed away on Thursday at age 82. His first novel, "Things Fall Apart" was published in 1958 and went on to become one of Africa's most read novels around the world. The book has been translated into more than 45 languages. Achebe's been called the "father of modern African literature" but Nigerian playwright Biyi Bandele calls him a "giant in world literature." Anchor, Marco Werman speaks with Bandele about Achebe's legacy.

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