Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe

Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe

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Chinua Achebe's influence on contemporary African literature is as much in evidence in his art of the novel as his theory of African literature and literary criticism. ISINKA (Igbo term for 'artistic purpose') establishes Achebe's legacy as a literary theorist and critic. In these essays scholars from around the globe assess and establish how much Achebe's extra-fictional ideas about African literature and literature in general are justified in his own creative works.The penetration by the Christian church - described by Achebe in an essay as aquot; the handmaiden of Empireaquot;- and, later, ... of his childhood world: The line between Christian and non-Christian was much more definite in my village forty yearsanbsp;...

Title:Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe
Author:Ernest Emenyo̲nu, Iniobong I. Uko
Publisher:Africa World Press - 2004


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