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Published: 01 December 2014

272 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9780719084362

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Chinua Achebe

First Edition

Jago Morrison

Published by Manchester University Press

Contemporary World Writers MUP

  • Achebe is the most widely studied of all African writers. This first major study is the only one to include discussion of his important, later work. Includes analysis on Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God and other famous works
  • The first study to examine Achebe as a pioneering figure in broadcasting, as well as an essayist, editor and writer of fiction
  • Drawing on writings published not long before the author's death, it is the first study to show the defining importance of the Biafran War
  • The book represents a significant re-assessment of this key writer. It grounds Achebe's fiction firmly in its historical context, contesting earlier interpretations which do not fully recognise the complexity and difficulty of his times. Will appeal to readers interested in African Studies, post-colonial literature and literary studies in general.

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