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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Short History Of Chinua Achebe S Things Fall Apart

Author : Terri Ochiagha
ISBN : 9780821446546
Genre : History
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The publication of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (1958) is heralded as the inaugural moment of modern African fiction, and the book remains the most widely read African novel of all time. Translated into dozens of languages, it has sold more than twelve million copies, and has become a canonical reading in schools the world over. While Things Fall Apart is neither the first African novel to be published in the West nor necessarily the most critically valued, its iconic status has surpassed even that of its author. Until now—in the sixtieth anniversary year of its publication—there has not been an updated history that moves beyond the book’s commonly discussed contexts and themes. In the accessible and concise A Short History of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Terri Ochiagha provides that history, asking new questions and bringing to wider attention unfamiliar but crucial elements of the Things Fall Apart story. These include new insights into questions of canonicity and into literary, historiographical, and precolonial aesthetic influences. She also assesses adaptations and appropriations not just in films but in theater, hip-hop, and popular literary genres such as Onitsha Market Literature.
Category: History

Chinua Achebe S Things Fall Apart

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781604135817
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Critical essays discuss the language, symbolism, characters, and themes of the classic novel about British colonialism in Nigeria.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Strategies For Differentiating Instruction

Author : Julia Roberts
ISBN : 9781593637538
Genre : Education
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This updated second edition of the best-selling Strategies for Differentiating Instruction offers practical strategies that allow all students to learn at appropriately challenging levels and make continuous progress by focusing on their various levels of knowledge and readiness to learn. Written in a teacher-friendly manner, the book presents strategies that can be used in any classroom to ensure that each student's needs are met. Educational Resource
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Things Fall Apart

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 0130235016
Genre : Igbo (African people)
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[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ... Uniquely ... African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover.
Category: Igbo (African people)

The Great Surge

Author : Steven Radelet
ISBN : 9781476764795
Genre : Business & Economics
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"The Great Surge tells the remarkable story of this unprecedented economic, social, and political transformation. It shows how the end of the Cold War, the development of new technologies, globalization, courageous local leadership, and in some cases, good fortune, have combined to dramatically improve the fate of hundreds of millions of people in poor countries around the world. Most importantly, The Great Surge reveals how we can fight the changing tides of climate change, resource demand, economic and political mismanagement, and demographic pressures to accelerate the political, economic, and social development that has been helping the poorest of the poor around the world,"
Category: Business & Economics

Undermined In Coal Country

Author : Bill Conlogue
ISBN : 9781421423180
Genre : History
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"Unearthing new ways of thinking about place, pedagogy, and the environment, "On the Measures" argues that place is unstable. To study dimensions of place, the book explores two working landscapes: 1) Scranton, Pennsylvania, an undermined, former coal-mining city, and 2) Marywood University, a Scranton institution that confronts the aftermath of mining. Scranton and Marywood have endured the narrative of extraction that the Anthracite Region once celebrated. Recounting removal of parts of this place to feed other places, the story defines loss here as gain there: the city and college have suffered but the United States has grown stronger. The tale ends badly, however, because the narrative arcs toward exhaustion; the storyline offers little about renewal. Growing up with this narrative, Scrantonians have been fleeing the city for decades; the dominant trend among young people has long been to learn here to move elsewhere. Too few environmental humanists have sufficiently examined the primary place where many work: the university. When they do, they often do not link the university to its local, regional, and national environmental contexts. In exploring where Conlogue teaches, he shows how bound up places of learning are with unsettling sites of resource extraction. Defending the study of literature and history, "On the Measures" shows university students that the disciplines they study are parts of an interdisciplinary web of meaning that includes the contexts of the places where they learn"--
Category: History

Understanding Things Fall Apart

Author : Solomon Ogbede Iyasẹre
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020127994
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although these essays and criticisms evaluate different linguistic and thematic aspects of "Things Fall Apart," and they vary in scope and depth of treatment, they do share common distinguishing featuresthey are provocative, informed and lucidly written. Collectively, they provide a maximum of interpretation of the crucial elements in the work at a maximum level of significance. Iyasere includes a critical introduction, a selected bibliography and an Index to Proverbs. This volume provides a full range of the most perceptive criticism of Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" and will appeal t o both the generalists and specialists of African, African-American and Comparative Literatures.
Category: Literary Criticism

Chinua Achebe S Things Fall Apart

Author : David Whittaker
ISBN : 0415344565
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since its publication in 1958 "Things fall apart" has won global critical acclaim. Offering an insight into African culture, this 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.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Post War British Literature Handbook

Author : Katharine Cockin
ISBN : 9781441161987
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Literature and Culture Handbooks are an innovative series of guides to major periods, topics and authors in British and American literature and culture. Designed to provide a comprehensive, one-stop resource for literature students, each handbook provides the essential information and guidance needed from the beginning of a course through to developing more advanced knowledge and skills. Written in clear language by leading academics, they provide an indispensable introduction to key topics, including: Introduction to authors, texts, historical and cultural contexts Guides to key critics, concepts and topics An overview of major critical approaches, changes in the canon and directions of current and future research Case studies in reading literary and critical texts Annotated bibliography (including websites), timeline, glossary of critical terms. The Post-War British Literature Handbook is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to literature and culture in post-war Britain.
Category: Literary Criticism