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
as a CrossCultural Novel
25
Chapter 3
35
Chapter 4
49
Chapter 5
67
Chapter 6
77
Chapter 7
85
and the Literature of Africa
107
Chapter 19
247
Chapter 20
265
Chapter 21
277
Chapter 22
285
Chapter 24
301
Chapter 25
319
Chapter 27
343
Chapter 28
353

Chapter 10
121
Chapter 11
153
Chapter 12
167
Chapter 13
173
Chapter 14
181
Chapter 15
195
Umelo Ojinmah
207
Chapter 17
217
Chapter 18
229
Chapter 29
359
Chapter 31
383
Chapter 32
403
Chapter 33
415
Chapter 34
427
Chapter 35
441
Chapter 36
451
Notes on Contributors
463
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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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