They reflect the chaos and decadence perceptible in the society, at which the satirical indictment of Achebe
In a recently concluded symposium on Chinua Achebe
, (1) his latest novel, Anthills of the Savannah was, as was to be expected, the most highly discussed of his novels.
The two men are virtually the same age; Achebe
turns 70 this year, Naipaul is two years younger.
AGAINST the backdrop that the federal housing projects in Bayelsa state have been abandoned, Mr Nwachukwu Achebe
, Federal Controller, Housing Sector in Bayelsa, said that said the assertion is misconstrued, though the work pace is slow owing to the topography of the state.
The same will be explained through the literary text namely, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
that offers a detailed view of gender stratification of the Igbo Society as existed before colonization and reveals astonishing arrangements existed in the apparently illiterate Igbo Society to maintain a gender harmony.
png) Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe
, for what would have been his 87th birthday.
Nigeria has a rich literary heritage, which includes not only such literary titans as Chinua Achebe
and Wole Soyinka but also writers from a younger generation, most notably the author of Half of a Yellow Sun, the extraordinary Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
To this end, Achebe
writes that "Heart of Darkness projects the image of Africa as 'the other world,' the antithesis of Europe and therefore of civilization, a place where man's vaunted intelligence and refinement are finally mocked by triumphant bestiality" (15).
In a riveting work that Chinua Achebe
calls "a masterpiece," four Indian teenagers are taken from their homes all over America and shipped to a faraway boarding school for Indians to begin a new life.
TERRI OCHIAGH A, Achebe
and Friends at Umuahia: the making of a literary elite.
, the celebrated pioneer of modern African literature, lived and wrote from the intersection of Western culture and traditional African life.
This critic goes much further as to lyrically eulogize Odili as the incarnation of morality, the mediator of Achebe
's vision (2008: 3) or the character through whom Achebe
'successfully projected his ideals (p.