Family members and friends of writer Chinua Achebe pray around his coffin during his funeral service in Ogidi, Nigeria, on Thursday, May 23, 2013. The family of famed writer Chinua Achebe buried the ... more 
Family members and friends of writer Chinua Achebe pray around his coffin during his funeral service in Ogidi, Nigeria, on Thursday, May 23, 2013. The family of famed writer Chinua Achebe buried the writer Thursday in his hometown of Ogidi. Achebe is widely known for his 1958 classic novel "Things Fall Apart," as well as other works. Dignitaries including Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Ghanaian President John Mahama attended Achebe's funeral Thursday. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jon Gambrell
Thu, May 23, 2013 6:53 PM EDT