Anambra young writers celebrate Chinua Achebe in Awka

It was a fecund and commemorative gathering, recently, as literary enthusiasts and writers converged in Awka, the Anambra State capital, to mark the 2019 Chinua Achebe Literary Festival organized young writers in the state.
The event which is a literay festival held annually in honour of foremost Nigerian literary champion, Late Prof. Chinua Achebe in celebration of his worthy life, works and legacies in the literary field.
Delivering a lead paper on the event’s theme — ”Intellectuals And National Development: The Chinua Achebe Approach,” the Guest Lecturer, at the event, RC (Reginald Chiedu) Ofodile described Achebe as a great intellectual and patriot whose commitment to national development was uncommon, being a man who placed his nation’s advancement above his personal glorification, as evidenced by his two-time rejection of the honour of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.