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To: H-WEST-AFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU CC: H-AFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU, H-AFRO-AM@H-NET.MSU.EDU Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:44:30 -0500 X-Posted from H-NET List for African Literature and Cinema <H-AFRLITCINE@H-NET.MSU.EDU> From: Mark L Lilleleht <mllillel@WISC.EDU> ________ From: Joyce Ashuntantang <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 29 March 2013 On March 22 when news broke that Chinua Achebe had joined his ancestors, the 39th edition of the African Literature Association Conference was in session at Charleston, South Carolina. A ceremony was later organized that evening to honor the Sage who had done so much to enrich African literature. The previous day, there was a memorial at Brittlebank Park titled "I have Known Rivers," to honor the men, women, and children forced into the Middle Passage and the struggles of Africans and African descendants throughout the world. Achebe's comments in this video excerpt are poignant in the light of these two ceremonies. Click on the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5BOz8S5Ao