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Byline: Uduma Kalu
The novel, Things fall apart, continues to be a reference point to African crisis. And as its writer, Africa's foremost novelist, Prof Chinua Achebe, marks his 80th birthday, which began well before his November 16 birthday, commentators the world over have been using the title of the novel, written to depict the colonial impact on Africa, to describe present Nigerian/African crises as tributes to Achebe.
Though groups such as Delta Book Club, Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), The Princewill Political Associates (PPA) had held series of birthday activities for the writer, in Enugu, Lagos and Port Harcourt respectively, there had been the usual …