The Novelist as Teacher

Whittaker, David
November 2011
Cross / Cultures: Readings in the Post / Colonial Literatures in;
An essay is presented on the influence of the novel "Things Fall Apart," by Chinua Achebe on Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche's work. It is the author's view that the modern renaissance in the Nigerian novel has blurred Achebe's opinion of African writers' role in several crucial ways. He describes why Achebe's novel must be considered as the first incarnation of an influential African literary aesthetic and argues that Achebe has influenced several radical literary aesthetic works.


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