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Chinua Achebe : Africa's voice

Author: David Akinde; Marshall Bean; Trident Communications (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program analyzes the impact Chinua Achebe and his writings have had on world literature, as well as his influence as an editor and a spokesman for a generation of African writers. Dr. Achebe, professors Abiola Irele and Gerald Graff, and Charles Larson, editor of the anthology Under African Skies, discuss the characterization, social implications, and levels of interpretation of Things Fall Apart. Vital  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Chinua Achebe; Chinua Achebe
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Akinde; Marshall Bean; Trident Communications (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 42678524
Credits: Written and directed by David Akinde; narrated by Marshall Bean.
Performer(s): Narrator, Marshall Bean.
Description: 1 videocassette (61 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: a Trident Communications Production.

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This program analyzes the impact Chinua Achebe and his writings have had on world literature, as well as his influence as an editor and a spokesman for a generation of African writers. Dr. Achebe, professors Abiola Irele and Gerald Graff, and Charles Larson, editor of the anthology Under African Skies, discuss the characterization, social implications, and levels of interpretation of Things Fall Apart. Vital concepts indigenous to the Ibos of southeastern Nigeria such as oral culture, reincarnation, and negotiation₇ concepts essential to a deep understanding of the novel₇ are also presented.

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