140248 VO Chinua Achebe: Father of African Literature 1930-2013 (2013W)
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- To understand the historical context of Achebe’s works in Nigeria, Africa and on the World stage
- To obtain an in-depth understanding of the critical reception of Achebe’s works
Things Fall Apart (1958)
No Longer at Ease (1960)
Arrow of God (1964)
A Man of the People (1966)
Anthills of the Savannah (1987)Academic texts that will be consulted (extracts):
Said, Edward W. Culture and Imperialism. New York: Vintage, 1994.
Quayson, Ato. Postcolonialism: Theory, Practice or Process? Cambridge: Polity, 2000.
Harris, Michael. Outsiders and Insiders: Perspectives of Third World Culture in British and Post-Colonial Fiction. Peter Lang: New York, 1994.
Iyasere, Solomon. Understanding Things Fall Apart: Selected Essays and Criticism. New York: Troy, 1998.