Something Dreadful Has Happened, By Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie

An Igbo Elegy on Hearing of the Passing of Professor Chinua Achebe, By Chimamanda Adichie

Ife mee. Nnukwu ife mee. Chinua Achebe anabago. Onye edemede nke di egwu,

onye nnukwu uche, onye obi oma. Keduzi onye anyi ga-eji eme onu?

Keduzi onye anyi ga-eji jee mba? Keduzi onye ga-akwado anyi? Ebenebe
egbu o! Anya mmili julu m anya. Chinua Achebe, naba no ndokwa. O
ga-adili gi mma. Naba na ndokwa.

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Something dreadful has happened, a big event has occurred

Chinua Achebe has commenced the transition to the great beyond,

a big thinker, a brilliant mind, a kind soul 

Who is now going to be our reference of pride? Who speaks now for us in the contest of wills?

Who is even going to prepare our path?

My eyes are full of tears.

Truly, a great misfortune has occurred. Farewell Chinua Achebe.

Go well, your path will be smooth. 


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  • lemar

    Anya mili julu’m anya: My eyes are full of tears. Dear Pt, u forgot that.

    • editor

      Thanks. Reflected.

  • igbiki

    Ife e mee! Mmili a naa n’ofia je zoo! Agu eji eje mba a naa! Nkenke efi n’achu igwe enyi oso a naa! Onye ayi ji eme onu, lue na udo! Nolu na ndokwa!