Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: A Routledge Study Guide by David WhittakerChinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: A Routledge Study Guide by David Whittaker

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: A Routledge Study Guide

byDavid Whittaker, Mpalive-hangson MsiskaEditorDavid Whittaker

Paperback | December 20, 2007

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Offering an insight into African culture that had not been portrayed before,Things Fall Apartis 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 ofThings Fall Apart
  • a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present
  • a selection of critical writing onThings 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 theRoutledge Guides to Literatureseries, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study ofThings Fall Apartand seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Achebe's text.

Dr David Whittakeris a Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London. His research interests are in the areas of Nigerian and African literature and in the field of postcolonial studies and he has published a number of articles in journals and anthologies.Dr Mpalive-Hangson Msiskais a Senior Lecturer in English and Humanities at B...
Title:Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: A Routledge Study GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.6 inPublished:December 20, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415344565

ISBN - 13:9780415344562


Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Texts and Contexts  2. Critical History  3. Critical Readings  4. Further Reading and Web Resources  Notes on Contributors  Bibliography  Index