CHINUA ACHEBE S THINGS FALL APART

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Alles Zerf Llt

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 9783104007366
Genre : Fiction
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Der Afrika-Roman, der die moderne afrikanische Literatur begründete und die Weltliteratur prägte – endlich in neuer Übersetzung! Chinua Achebe erzählt von Verrat und Rache, von Leidenschaften, die keine Ruhe finden, und von Sehnsüchten, die keine Zukunft haben. Okonkwo, stark und jähzornig, stösst sich an den strengen Stammesregeln und zerbricht an dem Regime der britischen Kolonialherren. In seinem Meisterwerk beschreibt Achebe den Konflikt einer archaischen Kultur in einer Sprache, die rituell-sprichwörtlich, dokumentarisch und elementar poetisch ist: Mit diesem Roman erhielt der Kontinent eine Stimme.
Category: Fiction

Heimkehr In Ein Fremdes Land

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 9783104034621
Genre : Fiction
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Chinua Achebe - der zweite Band seiner »Afrikanischen Trilogie« ›Heimkehr in ein fremdes Land‹ folgt auf ›Alles zerfällt‹ und bildet den zweiten Band der »Afrikanischen Trilogie«. - Obi Okwonkwo, der Enkel des Helden aus ›Alles zerfällt‹, verlässt sein Dorf mit Unterstützung aller, um, britisch erzogen, einmal als Politiker für sie einzustehen. Doch er enttäuscht alle. Achebes Roman über ein Leben, das nicht gelingen kann. »Da war ein Autor mit dem Namen Chinua Achebe, in dessen Gesellschaft die Gefängnismauern einstürzten.« Nelson Mandela über die Bücher, die er im Gefängnis gelesen hatte
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Things Fall Apart

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : UOM:49015003277259
Genre : Fiction
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Chinua Achebe s tragic novel of pre-colonial Igbo society was a major literary and cultural event when it was published in 1958."
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Achebe S Things Fall Apart Diagnosis Of Decay

Author : Andrea Fischer
ISBN : 9783638234115
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2 (B), University of Tubingen (New Philology Fakulty), 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Things Fall Apart is Chinua Achebe`s first novel. It is about the land of the Ibo in the eastern region of present- day Nigeria, in the period between 1850- 1900. It is the period shortly before and after the arrival of the white men in this part of West Africa. Achebe`s nineteenth century Africa witnesses the end of an era and the beginning of twentieth century Europeanization, with all its implied consequences for another stage – the future history of postcolonial Africa. Things Fall Apart gives us a vision of the Ibo`s life in a part of Africa called Umuofia, its history and their cultural, religious and political traditions.Also it allows us an insight into the differences and problems between the established tradition, that is the Ibo tradition, and the emerging traditions of the white colonizers. Things Fall Apart is not only the drama of a whole society but it also reflects the tragedy of one man, Okonkwo that is worked out of his personal conflicts as well as out of the contrariness of his destiny. This novel shows the changes which have taken place in Ibo as a result of the encounter between Europe and Africa during the imperial-colonial period. Things Fall Apart consists of three parts: the first part is set in Umuofia before the arrival of the white men. In the second part, the protagonist`s, Okonkwo`s, banishment from Umuofia to Mbanta is dramatized and the arrival of the white men is reported. The third section shows the tragic fall of Okonkwo and the decay of the old ways of life in Ibo society. In my essay I want to discuss wether Achebe`s novel is a diagnosis of decay or rather a report on Modernization. In my first section I want to give a short insight into the traditional Ibo society. The second part will focus on the thematic of decay, both for the society as well as for Okonkwo. In my next part I will concentrate on aspects of Modernization. In the last part of this essay I will try bring this novel in a broader context and will try to examine the aspects of decay and Modernization on the basis of Foucault`s discourse theory and therefore his theory on Modernization.
Category: Literary Criticism

Chinua Achebe S Things Fall Apart

Author : Isidore Okpewho
ISBN : 9780195147636
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents critical essays on "Things fall apart" from a variety of perspectives, including ethnographic, pedagogical, and ideological ones.
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A Reader S Guide To Chinua Achebe S Things Fall Apart

Author : George Shea
ISBN : 0766028313
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides an analysis and critique of "Things Fall Apart," discussing the plot, narrative style, themes, literary devices, and characters, and offers a brief overview of Achebe's other works.
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Chinua Achebe S Things Fall Apart

Author : David Whittaker
ISBN : 9781134286485
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Offering an insight into African culture that had not been portrayed before, Things Fall Apart is both a tragic and moving story of an individual set in the wider context of the coming of colonialism, as well as a powerful and complex political statement of cross-cultural encounters. This guide to Chinua Achebe’s compelling novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of Things Fall Apart a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of critical writing on Things Fall Apart, by Abiola Irele, Abdul JanMohamed, Biodun Jeyifo, Florence Stratton and Ato Quayson, providing a variety of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Things Fall Apart and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Achebe’s text.
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The African Trilogy

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 1841593273
Genre : Fiction
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Chinua Achebe is considered the father of African literature in English, the writer who 'opened the magic casements of African fiction' for an international readership. Following the 50th anniversary of the publication of his ground-breaking Things Fall Apart, Everyman republish Achebe's first and most famous novel alongside No Longer at Ease and Arrow of God, under the collective title The African Trilogy. In Things Fall Apart the individual tragedy of Okonkwo, 'strong man' and tribal elder in the Nigeria of the 1890s is intertwined with the transformation of traditional Igbo society under the impact of Christianity and colonialism. In No Longer at Ease, Okonkwo's grandson, Obi, educated in England, returns to a civil-service job in colonial Lagos, only to clash with the ruling elite to which he now believes he belongs. Arrow of God is set in the 1920s and explores the conflict from the two points of view - often, but not always, opposing - ofEzuelu, an Igbo priest, and Captain Winterbottom, a British district officer. In spare and lucid prose,Achebe tellsa universal tale of personal and moral struggle in a changing world which continues to resonate in Africa today and has captured the imaginations of readers everywhere.
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Der Pfeil Gottes

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 9783104007328
Genre : Fiction
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Chinua Achebe - der dritte Band seiner »Afrikanischen Trilogie« Um 1920 in Nigeria: Ezeulu sieht sich selbst als der Pfeil, den Gott in seinen Bogen spannt, um klar zu zeigen, was richtig und was falsch ist. Falsch wäre es, mit den Kolonialherren einen Kompromiss einzugehen oder mit den Missionaren gemeinsame Sache zu machen. Aber seine Leute stellen sich gegen ihn, als das Falsche richtig scheint. - Der Abschluss der »Afrikanischen Trilogie« - der Roman einer existentiellen Entscheidung. »Er fing die Seele eines ganzen Kontinents ein.« Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Achebe S Things Fall Apart

Author : Ode Ogede
ISBN : 9780826490841
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Reader's Guide to one of the best known African novels, Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Category: Literary Criticism