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Anthills of the Savannah

Anthills of the Savannah ebook ISBN: 014190674X
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: Chinua Achebe
Number of Pages: 240 
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'[The writer] in whose company the prison walls fell down' - Nelson Mandela. After a long silence Achebe published in 1987 what many see as his greatest work - an acrid, frightening look at oil-boom Nigeria, a world of robberies, road blocks and intimidation in which those who are meant to be protecting a country's citizens are in reality supervising the looting.

Les termitières de la savane

Les termitières de la savane ebook ISBN: 9782264018083
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Author: Chinua Achebe
Number of Pages: 316 
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" Pour comprendre l'Afrique d'aujourd'hui il faut se plonger dans les Termitières de la savane. Achebe, romancier nigérian qui écrit en anglais, a su décrire les petits et les grands mécanismes de la perversion du pouvoir sur le continent africain. Que ce pouvoir soit hérité de la colonisation anglaise ou française, qu'il soit civil ou militaire, c'est la même farce. La farce des hommes, blancs ou noirs, qui enflent plus vite que la grenouille de la fable quand ils se retrouvent " excellences ". Le Canard Enchaîné. " Chinua Achebe est un romancier qui fait rire - avant que l'horreur ne vous coupe le souffle ". Nadine Gordimer.

Goddess of the Savannah: Beatrice as Achebe’s Sensible Solution

Goddess of the Savannah: Beatrice as Achebe’s Sensible Solution ebook ISBN:
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Author: Gillian Renee Singler
Number of Pages: 42 
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This paper argues that Beatrice in Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah is a character whose democratic nature creates a place for voices typically excluded in the novel’s government. Functioning under the common assumption that Anthills of the Savannah is a political allegory, it is Beatrice’s democratic nature that makes her an ideal political leader. By blending change and tradition, Beatrice is able to form an inclusive and evolving solution to the novel’s leadership problem. The paper briefly reflects on colonialism’s role in destroying the socioeconomic and political systems already in place in African nations, specifically Nigeria, and the byproduct of this destruction, post-colonialism. This framework is then applied to Achebe’s text, examining how he uses narrative to explore the relationship between post-colonialism, leadership, and gender. The paper analyzes how leadership is presented in the novel, what Beatrice’s style of democracy looks like, and how Beatrice’s unique form of democracy is successful.

Anthills of the Savannah

Anthills of the Savannah ebook ISBN: 0307816451
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Chinua Achebe
Number of Pages: 224 
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A searing satire of political corruption and social injustice from the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart In the fictional West African nation of Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. Chris Oriko is a member of the president's cabinet for life, and one of the leader's oldest friends. When the president is charged with censoring the opportunistic editor of the state-run newspaper--another childhood friend--Chris's loyalty and ideology are put to the test. The fate of Kangan hangs in the balance as tensions rise and a devious plot is set in motion to silence a firebrand critic. From Chinua Achebe, the legendary author of Things Fall Apart, Anthills of the Savannah is "A vision of social change that strikes us with the force of prophecy" (USA Today).

A Study Guide to Chinua Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah

A Study Guide to Chinua Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah ebook ISBN: 9781845492588
Publisher: Abramis
Author: Kunle Abrahams
Number of Pages: 64 
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This study note is suitable for English Literature A-Literature and undergraduate students. The book offers a high standard of literary criticism, ideas and thought-provoking questions.The guide is written by a literary critic, teacher at the tertiary level, who has subjected the issues in the guide to intellectual discourse and the feedbacks incorporated to make this book student-friendly. Unravel the secret! FEATURES THAT YOU WILL ENJOY IN THIS BOOK A background study of the author The literary world of the author and his contemporaries Summaries of the text Glossaries Critical commentaries Analysis of characterization, style, language, setting and themes. Sample questions Specimen essay formats Suggestions for further readin

Beginning Postcolonialism

Beginning Postcolonialism ebook ISBN: 9780719052095
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Author: John McLeod
Number of Pages: 274 
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Postcolonialism has become one of the most exciting, expanding and challenging areas of literary and cultural studies today. Designed especially for those studying the topic for the first time, Beginning Postcolonialism introduces the major areas of concern in a clear, accessible, and organized fashion. It provides an overview of the emergence of postcolonialism as a discipline and closely examines many of its important critical writings.

A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of the Novel “Anthills of the Savannah” by Chinua Achebe

A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of the Novel “Anthills of the Savannah” by Chinua Achebe ebook ISBN: 3668955816
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Author: Abdullahi Haruna
Number of Pages: 18 
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Akademische Arbeit aus dem Jahr 1999 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: This essay examines the application of psychoanalytic critical approach to the interpretation of Achebe's "Anthills of the Savannah". It begins with the explanation of the concept of psychoanalysis highlighting its relevance to literary interpretation and proceeds with an extensive evaluation of the novel using the theory. Findings of the study are provided toward the end of the essay. Chinua Achebe's "Anthills of the Savannah" (1987), has attracted the attention of scholars and critics. Several critical theories have been applied to the novel to interpret its meaning. The list of scholars who have used several literary theories to examine the novel could be long. However, this paper adopts the psychoanalytic approach on assumption that if this critical method of interpretation is applied to "Anthills of the Savannah", it may unearth the literary treasures that lie hidden in the work. Psychoanalytic critical method if properly put to use would provide us with not only the major preoccupation of the story but also the motivating factor for writing the book. "Anthills of the Savannah", psychoanalytic theory reveals, takes its inspiration from historical events in Nigeria from 1966 to possibly 1975. But the issues raised in the novel transcend its space and time. The problems criticized in the novel are universal problems which may differ from one country to another in terms of their complexities. The problem of leadership is the central theme of the novel.

Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe

Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe ebook ISBN: 9780865438767
Publisher: Africa World Press
Author: Ernest Emenyo̲nu,Iniobong I. Uko
Number of Pages: 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.

Aspects of Contemporary World Literature

Aspects of Contemporary World Literature ebook ISBN: 9788126909759
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Author: P. Bayapa Reddy
Number of Pages: 368 
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Festschrift volume dedicated to Kamjula Venkata Reddy, b. 1939, former Professor of English, Sri Krishnadevaraya University; contributed articles; some previously published.

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe ebook ISBN: 9780521428972
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Catherine Lynette Innes
Number of Pages: 199 
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"Things fall Apart", is compared with Joyce Cary's "Mister Johnson". Achebe's novel is seen as a more realistic portrayal of the society and culture of indigenous people of Nigeria.

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

Reader's Guide to Literature in English ebook ISBN: 1135314179
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady
Number of Pages: 1010 
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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

African Literatures in the Eighties

African Literatures in the Eighties ebook ISBN: 9789051835182
Publisher: Rodopi
Author: Dieter Riemenschneider,Frank Schulze-Engler
Number of Pages: 281 
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A Man of the People

A Man of the People ebook ISBN: 9780435905347
Publisher: Heinemann
Author: Chinua Achebe
Number of Pages: 166 
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Annotation A very funny, very disturbing fiction about political corruption in the new Nigeria.

The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia

The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia ebook ISBN: 9780325070636
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Author: M. Keith Booker
Number of Pages: 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.

Nwanyibu

Nwanyibu ebook ISBN: 9780865436183
Publisher: Africa World Press
Author: Phanuel Akubueze Egejuru,Ketu H. Katrak
Number of Pages: 168 
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The Fiction of Chinua Achebe

The Fiction of Chinua Achebe ebook ISBN: 1137122048
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Author: Jago Morrison
Number of Pages: 200 
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Since the emergence of Things Fall Apart in 1958, Chinua Achebe has come to be regarded by many as the 'Godfather' of modern African writing. Over 150 full length studies of his work have been published, together with many hundreds of scholarly articles. This Reader's Guide enables students to navigate the rich and bewildering field of Achebe criticism, setting out the key areas of critical debate, the most influential alternative approaches to his work and the controversies that have so often surrounded it. The Guide examines Achebe's key novels - with the main focus on Things Fall Apart - and also discusses his less well-known short fiction. Including discussion of important Nigerian scholarship that is often inaccessible, this is an invaluable introduction to the work of one of Africa's most important and popular writers.

Rising Anthills

Rising Anthills ebook ISBN: 0299234932
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Author: Elisabeth Bekers
Number of Pages: 262 
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Female genital excision, or the ritual of cutting the external genitals of girls and women, is undoubtedly one of the most heavily and widely debated cultural traditions of our time. By looking at how writers of African descent have presented the practice in their literary work, Elisabeth Bekers shows how the debate on female genital excision evolved over the last four decades of the twentieth century, in response to changing attitudes about ethnicity, nationalism, colonialism, feminism, and human rights. Rising Anthills (the title refers to a Dogon myth) analyzes works in English, French, and Arabic by African and African American writers, both women and men, from different parts of the African continent and the diaspora. Attending closely to the nuances of language and the complexities of the issue, Bekers explores lesser-known writers side by side with such recognizable names as Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Flora Nwapa, Nawal El Saadawi, Ahmadou Kourouma, Calixthe Beyala, Alice Walker, and Gloria Naylor. Following their literary discussions of female genital excision, she discerns a gradual evolution—from the 1960s, when writers mindful of its communal significance carefully “wrote around” the physical operation, through the 1970s and 1980s, when they began to speak out against the practice and their societies’ gender politics, to the late 1990s, when they situated their denunciations of female genital excision in a much broader, international context of women’s oppression and the struggle for women’s rights.