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More personally revealing than anything Achebe has written, Home and Exile-the great Nigerian novelist's first book in more than ten years-is a major statement on the importance of stories as real sources of power, especially for those whose stories have traditionally been told by outsiders.

In three elegant essays, Achebe seeks to rescue African culture from narratives written about it by Europeans. Looking through the prism of his experiences as a student in English schools in Nigeria, he provides devastating examples of European cultural imperialism. He examines the impact that his novel Things Fall Apart had on efforts to reclaim Africa's story. And he argues for the importance of writing and living the African experience because, he believes, Africa needs stories told by Africans.

About the Author

Chinua Achebe is a professor of language and literature at Bard College. He lives in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385721332
Author:
Achebe, Chinua
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Nigeria
Subject:
Exiles
Subject:
Nigerians.
Subject:
Authors, Nigerian.
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Achebe, Chinua
Subject:
Nigeria Intellectual life.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 2/2001
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.16x5.06x.45 in. .34 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Africa » Nigeria
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