Home and Exile
By (author) Chinua Achebe
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Home and Exile by Chinua Achebe
Book DescriptionPowerful and deeply personal, these three essays by thegreat Nigerian author articulatehis mission to rescue African culture from the narratives written by Europeans. Looking through the prism of his experiences as a student in English schools in Nigeria, he recalls his first encounters with European perspectives on Africa in the works of Joyce Cary and Elspeth Huxley. He examines the impact that his novel Things Fall Apart as well as fellow Nigerian Amos Tutola s The Palm-Wine Drinkard and Jomo Kenyatta s Facing Mt. Kenya , among other works had on efforts to reclaim Africa's story. He confronts the persistence of colonial views of Africa. And he argues for the importance of living and writing the African experience: Africa needs stories told by Africans."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385721332
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Chinua Achebe
There Was a Country, Paperback / softback (September 2013)
"First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Groups (USA) Inc., 2012"--Title page verso.
Chike and the River, Hardback (August 2011)
When an eleven-year-old Nigerian boy leaves his small village to live with his uncle in the city, he is exposed to a range of new experiences and becomes fascinated with crossing the Niger River on a ferry boat.
Education of a British-protected Child, Paperback (January 2011)
Gives us a portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria and inhabiting its 'middle ground', interrogating both the author's happy memories of reading English adventure stories in secondary school and also the harsher truths of colonial rule.
Image of Africa/ The Trouble with Nigeria, Paperback (August 2010)» View all books by Chinua Achebe
Asserts the author's belief in Joseph Conrad as a 'bloody racist' and his conviction that Conrad's novel "Heart of Darkness" only serves to perpetuate damaging stereotypes of black people. This title includes "The Trouble with Nigeria", the author's searing outpouring of his frustrations with his country.
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Author Biography - Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. His first novel, Things Falls Apart, became a classic of international literature and required reading for students worldwide. He also authored four subsequent novels, two short-story collections, and numerous other books. He was the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and, for over 15 years, was the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. In 2007, Achebe was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement. He died in 2013.
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