Chinua Achebe http://ripr.org en Acclaimed Author, Brown Prof. Dead at 82 http://ripr.org/post/acclaimed-author-brown-prof-dead-82 <p>Chinua Achebe, author of the classic novel "Things Fall Apart," has <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/world/africa/chinua-achebe-nigerian-writer-dies-at-82.html?hp&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">died at the age of 82</a>. The Nigerian-born Achebe was a professor in Brown's Africana Studies Department.</p><p>UPDATE:</p><p>Brown University officials have released <a href="https://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/03/achebe">a statement</a>, excerpted below:</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:46:58 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & Jehane Samaha 12395 at http://ripr.org Acclaimed Author, Brown Prof. Dead at 82