Dear Mr. Achebe,
This is a short letter, I know you are very busy where you are. I just wanted to say thank you. I came to experience your writings quite recently and they spoke to me more than I could imagine. Your work opened a door for me to explore my heritage. Your person makes me proud to be Nigerian, and to be African. Your honesty inspires me to speak.
You are and always will be a legend and an inspiration.
With love and respect,