Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change ...

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141393964

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and his fame spreads throughout West Africa like a bush-fire in the harmattan. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. First published in 1958, Chinua Achebe's stark, coolly ironic novel reshaped both African and world literature, and has sold over ten million copies in forty-five languages. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease. 'His courage and generosity are made manifest in the work' Toni Morrison 'The writer in whose company the prison walls fell down' Nelson Mandela 'A great book, that bespeaks a great, brave, kind, human spirit' John Updike With an Introduction by Biyi Bandele
Categories: Fiction

Longer at Ease No

Longer at Ease No

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher:

ISBN: 0435905287

Category: English fiction

Page: 154

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Categories: English fiction

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe

This biography of Chinua Achebe captures how his personal characteristics have combined with historical events to produce the man who cleared the frontiers of literature for Africa North America: Indiana U Press; Nigeria: HEBN

Author: Ezenwa-Ohaeto

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 0852555458

Category: Authors, Nigerian

Page: 352

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'Achebe is the man who invented African literature because he was able to show, in the structure and language of Things Fall Apart, that the future of African writing did not lie in simple imitation of European forms but in the fusion of such forms with oral traditions', says Professor Simon Gikandi of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This biography of Chinua Achebe captures how his personal characteristics have combined with historical events to produce the man who cleared the frontiers of literature for Africa North America: Indiana U Press; Nigeria: HEBN
Categories: Authors, Nigerian

No Longer at Ease

No Longer at Ease

Obi Okenkwo, a Nigerian country boy, is determined to make it in the city. Educated in England, he has new, refined tastes which eventually conflict with his good resolutions and lead to his downfall.

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435905287

Category: Fiction

Page: 153

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Obi Okenkwo, a Nigerian country boy, is determined to make it in the city. Educated in England, he has new, refined tastes which eventually conflict with his good resolutions and lead to his downfall.
Categories: Fiction

Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe

Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe

This compendium of 37 essays provides global perspectives of Achebe as an artist with a proper sense of history and an imaginative writer with an inviolable sense of cultural mission and political commitment.

Author: Ernest Emenyo̲nu

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 0865438765

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 475

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Chinua Achebe, a literary icon of the 20th century, is widely regarded as Africa's best novelist to date, and one of the world's greatest. The essays in this book provide global perspectives of Achebe as an artist with a proper sense of history and an imaginative writer with an inviolable sense of cultural mission and political commitment. Omenka is the first of a two volume celebration of this modern African literary tradition, which owes much of its origin to Achebe's landmark classic novel, Things Fall Apart, the most widely read African novel.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Trouble with Nigeria

The Trouble with Nigeria

"The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership," concludes internationally acclaimed writer Chinua Achebe

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435906984

Category: Political Science

Page: 68

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"The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership," concludes internationally acclaimed writer Chinua Achebe
Categories: Political Science

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe

consensus view that Achebe contests European representations of Africans by
basing his fictions solidly in Igbo cosmology . Ezenwa - Ohaeto , Chinua Achebe :
A Biography ( Oxford : James Currey , 1997 ) . This former student of Achebe ' s ...

Author: Nahem Yousaf

Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117956776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 134

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Chinua Achebe has been credited with being the key progenitor of an African literary tradition, and his five novels have been read as tracing the national narrative of Nigeria. Achebe depicts pre-colonial societies disturbed by British colonization in the 1890s and the 1930s; the dog days of colonization in the 1950s; Independence in 1960 and the onset of neo-colonial problems of corruption and civil war; and, in his novel, Anthills of the Savannah, the pervasive sense of postcolonial disenchantment. Nahem Yousaf casts back over Achebe's writing career to assess his contribution to postcolonial writing and criticism. This examination of Achebe's fiction is carefully integrated with detailed discussion of the Nigerian national situation and Achebe's essays and criticism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe

List of Abbreviations MYCD AMOP TFA AOG NLE Anthills GAW BSB Awoonor
Ravenscroft McEwan Chinua Achebe , Morning Yet on Creation Day Chinua
Achebe , A Man of the People Chinua Achebe , Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
 ...

Author: Umelo Ojinmah

Publisher: Spectrum Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043286470

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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Power and responsibility as they affect political governance in Africa is the theme which is examined here in the works of the distinguished father of African literature. The author, a lecturer and literary critic of Commonwealth literature, identifies gross abuse of power and privilege as central to Achebe's fiction. He looks at Achebe's own view of the role of the African writer; the manifestation of abuse of power in his fiction; and his disillusionment with post-colonial irresponsibility in No Longer at Ease and A Man of the People. An analysis is also included of Achebe's short stories and poems of war.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe

Knowledge interviews , he husband In order to find the things that are true about
Chinua , he himself was personally ... For a fairly balanced character evaluation
of Chinua Achebe , one had of necessity , to retrace the writer ' s steps over the ...

Author: Phanuel Akubueze Egejuru

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057615794

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

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One of the most engaging, and unavoidable questions in the study of literature is the relationship between the events of an artist's life and his work. The author of this study contends that you cannot separate the two - she 'met' Achebe through Things Fall Apart. Knowing something of the biography of Achebe is crucial to gaining a more in-depth understanding of the man - and thus of the work. This authorised oral biography is compiled from interviews with family members, servants, and personal and professional friendships. It retraces the writer's steps from his hometown of Ogidi to Europe, and the U.S.; and considers his literary and political activities, his identities as an Africa, a Nigerian and an Igbo, and traits of his personality. The biographer recounts personal anecdotes in the biographer's exploration of a writer whom she characterises, on the one hand as a complex and conflicting personality; and on the other, as someone whose true concerm is for the well-being of the human community. The author is a Professor of English who has held posts at several North American and African universities; and has been a friend and colleague of Achebe's for some thirty years.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe Interviewed by Robert Serumaga ' , Cultural Events in Africa , 28 ,
1967 ; The Transcription Centre - a transcript of a recorded interview with Achebe
. ' Chinua Achebe on Biafra ' , Transition , 36 , 1968 ; Kampala , Uganda ...

Author: Arthur Ravenscroft

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008875869

Category: Authors, Nigerian

Page: 40

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Categories: Authors, Nigerian

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe

INTRODUCTION : A WAY WITH WORDS It may be arguable to say that no
African writer has spoken more perceptively and reasonably on issues
concerning Africans and the world than Chinua Achebe but few writers
elsewhere have made ...

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105115130341

Category: Interviews

Page: 157

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Categories: Interviews

World Views in Chinua Achebe s Works

World Views in Chinua Achebe s Works

SECONDARY SOURCES ACHEBE ( Bio - Bib ) CHINUA ACHEBE . A BIO -
BIBLIOGRAPHY . Written and combiled by the Staff of the Nnamdi Azikiwe
Library . University of Nigeria . On the Occasion of Chinua Achebe ' s Sixtieth
Birthday ...

Author: Raisa Simola

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017616215

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 349

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Chinua Achebe examines Nigerian societies not only of different times but from many perspectives as well. This study concentrates on the differing world views (Weltbilder) in his texts; all the novels of the writer, his collections of essays, children books, short stories as well as poems are taken under scrutiny. In addition, the world view (Weltanschauung) of the writer is examined. Through it, Achebe's «message» for a better future is distilled.
Categories: Literary Criticism

World Writers in English Chinua Achebe to V S Naipaul

World Writers in English  Chinua Achebe to V S  Naipaul

Postcolonial Literatures : Achebe , Ngugi , Desai , Walcott . Edited Michael Parker
and Roger Starkey . Houndmills , Hampshire : Macmillan , 1995 . Innes , C. L.
Chinua Achebe . Cambridge Studies in African and Caribbean Literature .

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons

ISBN: 0684312905

Category: Authors, Commonwealth

Page: 782

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Provides critical and biographical essays on English writers from parts of the former British Empire.
Categories: Authors, Commonwealth

South Asian Responses to Chinua Achebe

South Asian Responses to Chinua Achebe

Bernth Lindfors, Bala Kothandaraman. Achebe . ” Diss . Nagarjuna U , 1985 .
Narasimhaiah , C.D. “ Where Angels fear to tread : Chinua Achebe and Wole
Soyinka as Critics of the African Scene . " Literary Criterion . 23.1-2 ( 1988 ) : 222-
36 .

Author: Bernth Lindfors

Publisher: Prestige

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006077098

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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Critical articles by South Asian scholars on Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chinua Achebe and the Igbo World View

Chinua Achebe and the Igbo World View

See for instance : 31 ses M . M . Mahood , " Idols of the Den " in Critical
Perspectives on Chinua Achebe , pp . 180 - 206 ; Austin Shelton , " Failures and
Individualism in Achebe ' s Stories " in Studies in Black Literature 2 , 1 ( Spring ,
1971 ) , 5 ...

Author: Anthonia Chinyere Ogbonaya

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89011019346

Category: Authors, Nigerian

Page: 211

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Categories: Authors, Nigerian

The Four Novels of Chinua Achebe

The Four Novels of Chinua Achebe

The white man is partly a disciplinarian and partly a humanitarian in real life . 128
Chinua Achebe , Op . cit . p . 115 . 12°Chinua Achebe , Ibid . p . 115 . 13°Chinua
Achebe , Ibid . p . 118 . However , Clarke feels that " they had said nothing that ...

Author: Benedict Chiaka Njoku

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003778581

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 200

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"The Four Novels of Chinua Achebe" is a critical study of Africa's foremost novelist by one of Africa's foremost critics. Offering a fresh, useful and unified collection of essays, the book contains exquisite prose analysis, distinctive in its sub- ject-matter and rhetoric. Analytically and philosophically, Dr. Njoku probes Achebe's fictional world with its realistic and naturalistic trends. Dr. Njoku follows Achebe as he examines the traditional life and cultures of the Igbo people in the nineteenth century, examines the village life of the people in their early years of contact with the Europeans, and carries us to the life and traditions of the people in the 1920s. To him "No Longer At Ease" is a novel of realism heightened by serious, social and psychological analysis, and it outlines the conflict between the idealism of a European-educated African and his attempt to re-integrate himself into the life of his people. The tragic consequences of Africa's encounter with Europe are evaluated. In "A Man of The People, " Dr. Njoku shows that intellectual sophistication is not everything as he contrasts Odili's intellectual brilliance with the pragmatic, naive, political wisdom of his foil, Chief Nanga.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Philosophical Perspective on Chinua Achebe

Philosophical Perspective on Chinua Achebe

Izevbaye , D . S . “ Chinua Achebe , The Artist : A Tribute ” in A Symposium for
Chinua Achebe ' s 60 Birthday . Nsukka : Faculty of Arts , University of Nigeria ,
1990 . Killam , G . D . ( ed . ) African Writers on African Writing . London , Ibadan ...

Author: Christopher S. Nwodo

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066848477

Category: African languages

Page: 328

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Categories: African languages

The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia

The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia

Several hundred A-Z entries cover Achebe's major works, important characters and settings, key concepts and issues, and more.

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0325070636

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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Several hundred A-Z entries cover Achebe's major works, important characters and settings, key concepts and issues, and more. Though best known as a novelist, Achebe is also a critic, activist, and spokesman for African culture. This reference is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to his life and writings. Included are several hundred alphabetically arranged entries. Some of these are substantive summary discussions of Achebe's major works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Entries are written by expert contributors and close with brief bibliographies. The volume also provides a general bibliography and chronology. Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe is widely regarded as the most important of the numerous African novelists who gained global attention in the second half of the 20th century. Achebe is certainly the African writer best known in the West, and his first novel, Things Fall Apart, is a founding text of postcolonial African literature and regarded as one of the central works of world literature of the last 50 years. Though best known as a novelist, Achebe is also a critic, activist, and spokesman for African culture. This reference is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to his life and writings. Included are several hundred alphabetically arranged entries. Some of these are substantive summary discussions of Achebe's major works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Other topics include all of his major fictional characters and settings, important concepts and issues central to his writings, historical persons, places, and events relevant to his works, and influential texts by other writers. Entries are written by expert contributors and close with brief bibliographies. The volume also provides a general bibliography and chronology.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Rhetorical Implications of Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

The Rhetorical Implications of Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe . NY : Twayne Publishers , 1970 . Carroll , David . Chinua
Achebe . London : McMillan , 1980 . Cook , David . African Literature : A Critical
Review . London : Longman , 1977 . Corbett , Edward P . J . Classical Rhetoric
for the ...

Author: Emmanuel Edame Egar

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015050154668

Category: Social Science

Page: 75

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In Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe articulates and dramatizes a unique and peculiar kind of rhetoric- a rhetoric that emphasizes that man, and not language, is the site for social interaction. The oracle and the bull are synthesized, metamorphosed, laced, and condensed to form an alchemy which produces a cohesive communal community as the end result. This African rhetoric displays a language that is innocent, unlike the Western European rhetoric where language dramatizes multiple voices. This critical text focuses on Achebe's rhetoric from the Aristotelian style.
Categories: Social Science

Szethullo Vilag

Szethullo Vilag

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher:

ISBN: 9630728257

Category: Nigerian fiction (English)

Page: 291

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Categories: Nigerian fiction (English)