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Author Whittaker, David, 1955- author

Title Chinua Achebe's Things fall apart / David Whittaker and Mpalive-Hangson Msiska

Published Milton Park, Abingdon ; N.Y., NY : Routledge, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 145 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Series Routledge guides to literature
Routledge guides to literature.
Contents Texts and contexts -- Critical history -- Critical readings -- Further reading and web resources
Summary Offering an insight into African culture that had not been portrayed before, Things Fall Apart is both a tragic and moving story of an individual set in the wider context of the coming of colonialism, as well as a powerful and complex political statement of cross-cultural encounters. This guide to Chinua Achebe's compelling novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of Things Fall Apart a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of critical writing on Things Fall Apart, by Abiola Irele, Abdul JanMohamed, Biodun Jeyifo, Florence Stratton and Ato Quayson, providing a variety of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Things Fall Apart and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Achebe's text
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Achebe, Chinua. Things fall apart.
Igbo (African people) in literature.
Nigeria -- In literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 020349640X (electronic bk.)
0415344557 (hardback)
0415344565 (paperback)
9780203496404 (electronic bk.)
9780415344555 (hardback)
9780415344562 (paperback)