Making a Post-Eurocentric Humanity: Tragedy, Realism, and Things Fall Apart
- The Art of Conversation. Singh, Rashna B. // Cross / Cultures: Readings in the Post / Colonial Literatures in;2011, Vol. 137, p35
An essay is presented on how a subalternist approach can be used in deconstructing representations of conversation and speech in the novels "Things Fall Apart," by Chinua Achebe and "Heart of Darkness," by Joseph Conrad. The author argues that Conrad re-inscribes colonial domination by rejecting...
- Achebe, Conrad, and the Postcolonial Strain. Njeng, Eric Sipyinyu // CLCWeb: Comparative Literature & Culture: A WWWeb Journal;Mar2008, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p1
This article focuses on an analysis of "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe and "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. The author explores the theme of postcolonialism throughout the two works. The author argues that Achebe's work demonstrates anti-Africanism while Conrad's text exhibits Africans...
- Fiction, Culture, and the Concept of a Person. OYOWE, ORITSEGBUBEMI // Research in African Literatures;Summer2014, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p46
The idea that African discourse on the self evinces two distinct though related views of personhood (â€œmetaphysicalâ€ and â€œnormativeâ€) has gained currency in recent years. Although both views are recognized, the normative view, rather than the metaphysical one, is held by...
- The River, the Earth, and the Spirit World: Joseph Conrad, Chinua Achebe, Ben Okri, and the Novel in Africa. NWOSU, MAIK // Matatu: Journal for African Culture & Society;2007, Issue 35, p93
In this article the author considers aspects of three works of fiction set in Africa: "Heart of Darkness," a novella by Joseph Conrad, "Things Fall Apart," by Chinua Achebe and "The Famished Road," by Ben Okri. The author considers elements such as language, setting and symbolism in each work...
- Backdrop, Woman, Being- Portrayal of Woman in Conrad, Achebe and Ghosh. Nessa, Vikarun // Labyrinth: An International Refereed Journal of Postmodern Studi;Oct2014, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p69
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh charts colonial settings at different times. To most of the post colonial critics and readers, the most prominent issue in these three novels seem to be, oppression of a race by another...
- Things Fall Apart. // World Literature Today;Jan-Apr2005, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p60
Presents an excerpt from the book "Things Fall Apart," by Chinua Achebe.
- Achebe freed me to tell my own story. Unigwe, Chika // New Statesman;3/29/2013, Vol. 142 Issue 5151/5152, p17
The author reflects on the life and work of Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, focusing on the personal impact his book "Things Fall Apart" had on her as well as society.
- Okonkwo in his time. Larson, Charles R. // World & I;Mar98, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p298
Presents excerpts from the Nigerian novel `Things Fall Apart,' by Chinua Achebe. Central character of Okonkwo; Transformation from living cultural icon to cultural outcast; Downfall due to his rigidity and inability to adapt to changing circumstances; Question about the distinction between the...
- Things Fall Apart. Kielsmeier, Krista // Teen Ink;Sep2003, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p41
The article reviews the book "Things Fall Apart," by Chinua Achebe.