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Home and Exile
By Chinua Achebe

Home and Exile

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Home and Exile by Chinua Achebe

Book Description

Powerful 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 Details

ISBN: 9780385721332
ISBN-10: 0385721331
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Chinua Achebe

There Was a Country by 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.

How the Leopard Got His Claws by Chinua Achebe How the Leopard Got His Claws, Hardback (September 2011)

In a riveting fable for young readers about the potency and dangers of power taken by force, Nigerian writer Achebe ("Things Fall Apart") evokes themes of liberation and justice that echo his seminal novels about post-colonial Africa. Full color.

Chike and the River by Chinua Achebe 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 by Chinua Achebe 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.

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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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