Nigerian author Chinua Achebe gestures during a news conference held during the Frankfurt bookfair in this October 12, 2002 file photo. Achebe, widely seen as a grandfather of modern African literature, has died at the age of 82, publisher Penguin said on March 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/Files (SOCIETY HEADSHOT OBITUARY) ORG XMIT: SIN31
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