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Colonialism in Chinua Achebe's Things fall apart

Author: Louise Hawker
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Social issues in literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays discussing issues raised in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Colonialism in Chinua Achebe's Things fall apart.
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)762712173
Named Person: Chinua Achebe; Chinua Achebe; Chinua Achebe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Hawker
ISBN: 9780737746501 0737746505 9780737746518 0737746513
OCLC Number: 317921829
Description: 161 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Background on Chinua Achebe. The life of Chinua Achebe / G.D. Killam ; Chinua Achebe's philosophy of fiction / Jerome Brooks, interviewing Chinua Achebe ; Achebe feels a special commitment as an African writer / Romanus Okey Muoneke --
Things Fall Apart and colonialism. Okonkwo's actions foreshadow colonialism's impact on traditional values / Christopher Heywood ; Okonkwo's loss of identity parallels the experience of colonized Africans / Ifeoma Onyemelukwe ; Language conveys male Africans' and colonists' power / Ada Uzoamaka Azodo ; Women play a key role in the community depicted in Things Fall Apart / Linda Strong-Leek ; Achebe does not idealize precolonial and postcolonial Igbo society / G.D. Killam ; Igbo and European cultures clash ; Willene P. Taylor ; Okonkwo's tragedy is not due to colonialism / Umelo Ojinmah ; The white man redeemed Igbo society / Romanus Okey Muoneke ; Three distinct endings present a layered approach to the colonized experience / Richard Begam --
Contemporary perspectives on colonialism. Foreign aid is a twenty-first-century form of colonialism / John A. Burton ; The one laptop per child project is a form of colonialism / Stanley Douglas Stych ; Norfolk Islanders resist colonization by Australia / Kathy Marks ; French revisionists attempted to defend colonialism in Africa / Julio Godoy ; The first woman elected president in Africa is called a neocolonialist / Kuumba Chi Nia ; The United Nations wants to force liberation on unwilling colonies / Ian Mather.
Series Title: Social issues in literature.
Responsibility: Louise Hawker, book editor.

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A collection of essays discussing issues raised in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.

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