Chinua Achebe and the Politics of Narration

ISBN: 9783319513300

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This book examines vital intersections of narration, linguistic innovation, and political insight that distinguish Chinua Achebe’s fiction as well as his non-fiction commentaries. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of these intersections: Achebe’s narrative response to Western authors who have written on Africa, his integration of Igbo folklore, the political implications of writing African literature in English, his use of Nigerian Pidgin, and the Nigerian Civil War. It also addresses the teaching of Achebe’s works. Achebe drew on diverse resources to offer searching psychological and political insights that contribute not only a decidedly African political viewpoint to the modern novel, but also a more inclusive narrative consciousness. Achebe’s adaptations of Igbo oral art are intrinsic to his writing’s political engagement because they assert the integrity and authority of the African voice in a global order defined by colonialism. This book reveals how his work has helped to restructure a global vision of Africa.

Title:
Chinua Achebe and the Politics of Narration
ISBN-13:
9783319513300
Author:
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing
Published Date:
20170728
Edition:
1
Binding
Hardback
Pages:
176
Language:
English
Product Dim.:
8.27 H x 5.83 W (inches)

Thomas Jay Lynn is Associate Professor of English at Penn State Berks, USA. His scholarly and teaching interests include literature of Africa and the Diaspora, postcolonial literature, ancient literature, and folklore. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is the Coordinator of the Associate Degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

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Thomas Jay Lynn is Associate Professor of English at Penn State Berks, USA. His scholarly and teaching interests include literature of Africa and the Diaspora, postcolonial literature, ancient literature, and folklore. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is the Coordinator of the Associate Degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

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