Author of “The Potter’s Wheel”, Prof Chukwuemeka Ike is dead

One of Nigeria’s foremost novelists, Chukwuemeka Ike is dead. He died at the age of 88.

Author of "The Potter's Wheel", Prof Chukwuemeka Ike is dead
Author of “The Potter’s Wheel”, Prof Chukwuemeka Ike is dead

The literary icon and traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu, Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ike passed on on Thursday, 16th January 2020.

He died at the Nnamdi Azikwe Teaching Hospital in Nnewi, Anambra State after a brief illness.

His works include: Toads for Supper (1965), The Naked Gods (1970), The Potter’s Wheel (1973), Sunset at Dawn (1976), Expo ’77 (1980), The Chicken Chasers (1980), The Bottled Leopard (1985), Our Children Are Coming Home (1990), and Conspiracy of Silence.

Former PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, also shared his grief on the death of the novelist.

Atiku on Twitter said:

“I mourn one of Nigeria’s prolific novelists & traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu in Anambra State, HRH (Prof) Chukwuemeka Ike (the Ikelionwu IX).

“He will be remembered for his classics: Toads for Supper &Sunset at Dawn among others. May he rest in peace.”


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