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Violence and the Law in A Man of the People

Katherine Isobel Baxter

in Imagined States: Law and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-66

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420839
eISBN:
9781474476478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420839.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter Seven focuses on Chinua Achebe’s novel A Man of the People. In particular the chapter examines Achebe’s presentation of political disorder through scenes in which the law is suspended or ... More


A Man of the People and the Biafran writings

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/9780719084362.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines A Man of the People in relation to the historical circumstances that produced it, a situation in which Nigeria's fledgling democracy was at an end and its public sphere overrun ... More


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


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