The Life and Times of Chinua Achebe (Global Africa) (Paperback)

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The Life and Times of Chinua Achebe (Global Africa) (Paperback)


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The Life and Times of Chinua Achebe introduces readers to the life, literary works, and times of arguably the most widely-read African novelist of recent times, an icon, both in continental Africa and abroad.

The book weaves together the story of Chinua Achebe, a young Igboman whose novel Things Fall Apart opened the eyes of the world to a more realistic image of Africa that was warped by generations of European travelers, colonists, and writers. Whilst continuing to write further influential novels and essays, Achebe also taught other African writers to use their skills to help their national leaders to fight for their freedoms in the post-colonial era, as internal warfare compounded the damage caused by European powers during the colonial era. In this book Kalu Ogbaa, an esteemed expert on Achebe and his works, draws on extensive research and personal interviews with the great man and his colleagues and friends, to tell the story of Achebe and his work.

This intimate and powerful new biography will be essential reading for students and scholars of Chinua Achebe, and to anyone with an interest in the literature and post-colonial politics of Africa.

Kalu Ogbaa is Professor of English and Faculty Scholar Award winner at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, where he teaches English, Africana Literary and Cultural Studies, as well as Commonwealth Literatures. He obtained his B.A. (Hons) degree in English from The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, MAin Black Studiesfrom The Ohio State University, and PhD in English from The University of Texas at Austin.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032023809
ISBN-10: 1032023805
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 1st, 2021
Pages: 228
Language: English
Series: Global Africa