Things fall apart : authoritative text, contexts and criticism / Chinua Achebe ; edited by Francis Abiola Irele

Author(s): Achebe, Chinua
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Subjects: Achebe, Chinua. Things fall apart
Nigeria--Race relations--Fiction
Things fall apart
Historical fiction
Igbo (African people)--Fiction
Achebe, Chinua Things fall apart
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2009
Series: A Norton critical edition
Norton critical edition
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xxi, 597 p. : maps ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: The Text of Things Fall Apart 1
Contexts and Criticism 119
Chinua Achebe - Interviews 121
Interview with Chinua Achebe / Lewis Nkosi, Donatus Nwoga, Dennis Duerden, Robert Serumaga 121
Literature and Conscientization: Interview with Chinua Achebe / Biodun Jeyifo 135
Working with Chinua Achebe: In Conversation with Kirsten Hoist Petersen / James Currey, Alan Hill, Keith Sambrook 148
Essays and Responses 159
Chi in Igbo Cosmology / Chinua Achebe 159
An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness 169
Teaching the Politics of Heart of Darkness / Gerald Graff 182
Criticising the Critic: Achebe on Conrad / Olusegun Adekoya 189
Was Joseph Conrad Really a Racist? / Caryl Phillips 200
Africa's Tarnished Image / Chinua Achebe 209
The IGBO-African Background 221
Abiku / J. P. Clark 221
Map: Nigeria, showing the Igbo area 222
Map: Igboland, showing the major places in Things Fall Apart 223
Abiku / Wole Soyinka 224
The Igbo World / Victor C. Uchendu 225
Igbo Culture and History / Don C. Ohadike 236
General Essays On Chinua Achebe 259
Yeats and Achebe / A. G. Stock 259
European Pedigrees/African Contagions: Nationality, Narrative, and Communality in Tutuola, Achebe, and Reed / James Snead 265
The African Novel in Transition: Chinua Achebe / James Olney 282
Chinua Achebe and the Invention of African Literature / Simon Gikandi 297
Achebe and Christianity / Augustine C. Okere 303
Chinua Achebe and the Question of Modern African Tragedy / Neil ten Kortenaar 323
Chinua Achebe and the "African Experience": A Socio-Literary Perspective / Mala Pandurang 343
Essays On Things Fall Apart 359
Things Fall Apart / Oladele Taiwo 359
Narrative Techniques in Things Fall Apart / Solomon O. Iyasere 370
Things Fall Apart / David Carroll 385
Character and Society in Achebe's Things Fall Apart / Eustace Palmer 410
Rhythm and Narrative Method in Achebe's Things Fall Apart / B. Eugene McCarthy 422
"A Less Superficial Picture": Things Fall Apart / C. L. Innes 437
The Crisis of Cultural Memory in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart / F. Abiola Irele 453
For Chinua Achebe: The Resilience and the Predicament of Obierika / Biodun Jeyifo 492
Problems of Gender and History in the Teaching of Things Fall Apart / Rhonda Cobham 510
Following the Author in Things Fall Apart / Emmanuel Obiechina 521
Things Fall Apart in Its Time and Place / Robert M. Wren 528
Realism, Criticism, and the Disguises of Both: A Reading of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart with an Evaluation of the Criticism Relating to It / Ato Quayson 535
Style and Language 555
The Palm-oil with Which Achebe's Words Are Eaten / Bernth Lindfors 555
Sophisticated Primitivism: The Syncretism of Oral and Literate Modes in Achebe's Things Fall Apart / Abdul JanMohamed 571
Chinua Achebe: A Chronology 587
Selected Bibliography 591
Additional Authors: Irele, Abiola
Notes: LCCN: 2008043051
ISBN: 9780393932195 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0393932192 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 591-597)
OCLC Number: 181139863
ISBN/ISSN: 9780393932195