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Chinua Achebe : Novelist, Poet, Critic - David Carroll

Chinua Achebe

Novelist, Poet, Critic

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This is a revised edition of Chinua Achebe (1980), a critical study of the most widely known African writer, which now incorporates a discussion of his most recent work, including his major new novel, Anthills of the Savannah. The study examines the context in which he writes - that complex intermingling of his own Igbo society and European colonialism - before undertaking a critical discussion of the five main novels, his poetry and short stories. Throughout, there is an underlying concern with Achebe's system of values and the pressure on them through periods of colonialism, independence, political disillusionment and civil war. The author, finally, seeks to relate Achebe's career to the role of the African writer, a subject on which the novelist has written at length.

Preface - Chronology - Introduction - Things Fall Apart - No Longer at Ease - Arrow of God - A Man of the People - Short Stories and Poetry - Anthills of the Savannah - Conclusion - Notes - Select Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333490808
ISBN-10: 0333490800
Series: Novelist, Poet, Critic
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 15th May 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised