It’s true that a child belongs to its father. But when a father beats his child, it seeks sympathy in its mother’s hut. A man belongs to his fatherland when things are good and life is sweet. But when there is sorrow and bitterness he finds refuge in his motherland. Your mother is there to protect you. She is buried there. And that is why we say that mother is supreme.
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
16 November 1930 to 21 March 2013
Survived by wife Christie and children Chinelo, Nwando, Ikechukwu and Chidi.