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Hopes and impediments : selected essays

Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [1989].. ©1988
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American editionView all editions and formats
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The author's critical writings over the past twenty-five years use his creative energies to expose the monster of racist habit and offer a new perspective on the human condition.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Achebe, Chinua.
Hopes and impediments.
New York : Doubleday, [1989], ©1988
(OCoLC)755234969
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 0385247303 9780385247306
OCLC Number: 19397525
Description: xv, 186 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: An image of Africa : racism in Conrad's Heart of darkness --
Impediments to dialogue between north and south --
Named for Victoria, Queen of England --
The novelist as teacher --
The writer and his community --
The Igbo world and its art --
Colonialist criticism --
Thoughts on the African novel --
Work and play in Tutuola's The palm-wine drinkard --
Don't let him die : a tribute to Christopher Okigbo --
Kofi Awoonor as a novelist --
Language and the destiny of man --
The truth of fiction --
What has literature got to do with it? --
Postscript : James Baldwin (1924-1987).
Responsibility: Chinua Achebe.

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The author's critical writings over the past twenty-five years use his creative energies to expose the monster of racist habit and offer a new perspective on the human condition.

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