Popular Nigerian Novelist, Dillibe Onyeama, Is Dead

By NewsBits

The death has been announced of popular novelist, Charles Dillibe Onyeama. He died at the age of 71 years. Novelist Onyeama’s death was disclosed by his son, Dillibe Jnr. on his Facebook page on Friday.

Sharing pictures of the deceased, the grieving son stated that he has learnt a lot from his father’s life. He wrote, “Even though we were far apart, I have never stopped loving you, never stopped thinking about you.

“I’ve learned a lot from your life, your love and your motivational words. Until we meet in the resurrection morning sweet daddy. Go with God. This isn’t goodbye.”

Novelist Onyeama was famous for his controversial autobiography, “Nigger at Eton,” where he detailed the racial discrimination he faced at the Eton College, England.

The exposition of anti-black sentiment and strong racism that existed in the high-brow British Eton College at the time forced the school authority to ban the book and its author in the school, according to the famous writer. Dillibe Onyeama had to his credit over 25 books including biographies, novels and short stories. He was one of the very few black boys to be admitted to the British school at the time. A family source confirmed that the popular author of “Juju”, a novel that delved into the world of the occult and witchcraft, “was sick for some time.”

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