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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: A Casebook (Casebooks in Criticism)

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Chinua Achebe is Africa's most prominent writer, and Things Fall Apart (1958) is the most renowned and widely-read African novel in the global literary canon. Translated into close to sixty languages, Things Fall Apart is the novel that inaugurated the long and continuing tradition of postcolonial inquiry into the problematic relations between the West and the countries of the Third World that were once European colonies.

This collection explores the artistic, multicultural, and global significance of Things Fall Apart from a variety of critical perspectives. The essays selected for this casebook represent the most important and well-established critical work written on the novel to date. This volume also contains an editor's introduction, an interview with Chinua Achebe, and suggestions for further reading.

Synopsis:

- Offers and accessible guide to Africa's most frequently read novel

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-275).

About the Author

Isidore Okpewho is Professor of Africana Studies, English, and Comparative Literature at SUNY at Binghamton.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The African Writer and the English Language, Chinua Achebe

2. Igbo Cosmology and the Parameters of Individual Accomplishment in Things Fall Apart, Clement Okafor

3. Eternal Sacred Order versus Conventional Wisdom: A Consideration of Moral Culpability in the Killing of Ikemefuna in Things Fall Apart, Damian U. Opata

4. "When a Man Fails Alone": A Man and his chi in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Harold Scheub

5. How the Center is Made to Hold in Things Fall Apart, Neil ten Kortenaar

6. The Metamorphosis of Piety in Things Fall Apart, Clayton G. MacKenzie

7. Problems of Gender and History in the Teaching of Things Fall Apart, Rhonda Cobham

8. Okonkwo and His Mother: Things Fall Apart and Issues of Gender in the Constitution of African Postcolonial Discourse, Biodun Jeyifo

9. Fire and Transition in Things Fall Apart, Bu-Buakei Jabbi

10. Realism, Criticism, and the Disguises of Both: A Reading of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart with an evaluation of Criticism Relating To It, Ato Quayson

11. An interview with Chinua Achebe, Charles H. Rowell

Suggested Reading

1. The African Writer and the English

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195147643
Editor:
Okpewho, Isidore
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Okpewho, Isidore
Author:
Okpewho, Isidore
Author:
null, Isidore
Location:
Oxford, UK
Subject:
African
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Nigeria
Subject:
In literature
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Africa
Subject:
Achebe, Chinua
Subject:
Igbo (African people) in literature.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
Series:
Casebooks in Criticism
Series Volume:
1418
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 fig.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
5.5 x 8.2 x 1 in 0.81 lb

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