Dear Toyin,
I don't know if you have heard the very sad news of your compatriot poet Ezenwa Ohaeto's death from cancer last week, very soon after his arrival here in Cambridge to take up (with others) a six-month Visiting Fellowship at our African Studies Centre?
Arrangements are in the very capable hands of Dr Derek Peterson, my successor in the History Faculty and Director of the Centre (and to whom I am copying this).
I understand that Ezenwa, like you and I, was a practising Anglican. I don't know how well you knew him, nor how many friends he may have had in the USA. But you might like to know that some memorial service is likely to be arranged for him here in Cambridge, and that the African Studies Centre is hoping that some of his friends may be prepared to help defray the costs of transporting his remains back home to Nigeria for burial by his widow and family.
I think that Derek is the person to contact if you would like to know more.
With all good wishes at this very sad time,
John Lonsdale, University of Cambridge

Moderator's note: he is the author of the biograpy on Chinua Achebe