Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe, Volume 1

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Ernest Emenyo̲nu, Iniobong I. Uko
Africa World Press, 2004 - 475 pages
Chinua Achebe, a literary icon of the 20th century, is widely regarded as Africa's best novelist to date, and one of the world's greatest. The essays in this book provide global perspectives of Achebe as an artist with a proper sense of history and an imaginative writer with an inviolable sense of cultural mission and political commitment. Omenka is the first of a two volume celebration of this modern African literary tradition, which owes much of its origin to Achebe's landmark classic novel, Things Fall Apart, the most widely read African novel.
 

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Contents

Chapter
16
Chapter 2
25
Chapter 4
49
Chapter 7
85
Chapter 8
97
Chapter 9
107
Chapter
121
Chapter
153
Chapter 22
285
Chapter 23
293
Chapter 24
301
The Role of Chinua Achebe in Anthills of the Savannah
319
Chapter 26
333
Chapter 27
343
Chapter 28
353
Chapter 29
359

Chapter 12
167
No Longer at Ease
173
Chapter 14
181
Chapter 15
195
Chapter 17
217
Chapter 18
229
Chapter 19
247
Chapter 20
265
Chapter 21
277
Chapter
367
Chapter
383
Chapter
415
Chapter 34
427
Chapterjj
441
Chapter36
451
Notes on Contributors
463
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About the author (2004)

Ernest Emenyonu is chair of the department of African Studies at The University of Michigan, Filnt. He served as deputy vice-chancellor at University of Calabar, Nigeria, and also as provost of Alvan Ikoku College of Education in Owerri, Nigeria. He is author of several works of criticism on African literature as well as of fiction including a collection of short stories and four children's books.

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