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Chinua Achebe

Jago Morrison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719084362
eISBN:
9781781707098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chinua Achebe has long been regarded as Africa's foremost writer. In this major new study, Jago Morrison offers a comprehensive reassessment of his work as an author, broadcaster, editor and ... More


Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease

Jago Morrison

in Chinua Achebe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719084362
eISBN:
9781781707098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084362.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease were conceived by Achebe as a saga spanning three generations of an Igbo family and their struggles to survive successive waves of Nigerian nation building. ... More


Neil M. Gunn, Chinua Achebe and the Postcolonial Debate

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The principal fiction texts described in this chapter include Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, and Neil Gunn's novel of the Clearances, Butcher's Broom. Things Fall Apart aims to examine the past ... More


Alistair MacLeod and the Gaelic Poetic Tradition

Douglas S Mack

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes how Gaelic poetic tradition has registered in the work of one of the most significant of postcolonial Canadian writers, Alistair MacLeod, whose work is vested with Scottish ... More


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