Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe: Isinka, the artistic purpose : Chinua Achebe and the theory of African literature
Chinua Achebe's influence on contemporary African literature is as much in evidence in his art of the novel as his theory of African literature and literary criticism. ISINKA (Igbo term for artistic purpose') establishes Achebe's legacy as a literary theorist and critic. In these essays scholars from around the globe assess and establish how much Achebe's extra-fictional ideas about African literature and literature in general are justified in his own creative works.'
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The Example of Chinua Achebes Fiction
Isaac B Lar
Notes on Contributors
Achebe's Achebe's fiction Achebe's novels aesthetic African literature African traditional religion African woman African writers ancestors Anthills Arrow Arrow of God artist believe characters Chief Nanga Chinua Achebe Christian Chukwu clan colonial commitment contemporary corruption creative critics culture deity earth goddess egwugwu Ekwefi English essay European Ezeulu Ezinma fact father female gods griot Heinemann Hopes and Impediments human humorous Idemili Igbo home Igbo language Igbo society Igbo traditional Ikemefuna implicature Isaac Okonkwo killing king of crops literary living London Longer at Ease male man's Mbari missionaries mother Munonye MYCD myth narrative Nigeria NLAE Novelist as Teacher Nwoye Obi Okonkwo Obi's Obiechina Obierika Odili Oduche Okonkwo Okperi oral Owerri pidgin political priest protagonist proverb python reader relationship role Savannah social story symbol Things Fall traditional Igbo Umuaro Umuofia Unoka village wife wives women words Yoruba