Making a Post-Eurocentric Humanity: Tragedy, Realism, and Things Fall Apart
Tags: THINGS Fall Apart (Book : Achebe); ACHEBE, Chinua, 1930-2013; TRAGEDY; REALISM in literature; CONRAD, Joseph, 1857-1924; CARY, Joyce, 1888-1957; AFRICAN literature (English) -- History & criticism
- The Art of Conversation. Singh, Rashna B. // Cross / Cultures: Readings in the Post / Colonial Literatures in;
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...
- 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...
- 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.
- AFTER EMPIRE. Franklin, Ruth // New Yorker;5/26/2008, Vol. 84 Issue 15, p72
The article profiles the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe and his novel "Things Fall Apart." The author states that throughout his career, Achebe has continuously argued for the right of Africans to tell their stories as they see fit and has berated the representations of European writers. Achebe...
- Why Chinua Achebe mattered to us all. Duodu, Cameron // New African;Jul2013, Issue 530, p70
In this article, the author reflects on the significance of author Chinua Achebe in African publishing. It mentions that Achene's first novel "Things Fall Apart" depicted that he understood Yeats very well. It states that his writings afflicted the office of Biafra in London, England and later...
- A HANDSHAKE ACROSS THE CENTURIES. Cantor, Paul A. // Claremont Review of Books;Winter2010/Spring2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1/2, p101
The article reviews several books by Chinua Achebe including "Things Fall Apart" and "Anthills of the Savannah."
- 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...
- Rhythm and Narrative Method in Achebe's Things Fall Apart. McCarthy, B. Eugene // Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring1985, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p243
Examines the style and structure of the novel "Things Fall Apart," by Chinua Achebe. Mode of narration used; Patterning and repetition; Rhythm.