Home and Exile

Home and Exile

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199761086

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 280

Download Now
Chinua Achebe is Africa's most prominent writer, the author of Things Fall Apart, the best known--and best selling--novel ever to come out of Africa. His fiction and poetry burn with a passionate commitment to political justice, bringing to life not only Africa's troubled encounters with Europe but also the dark side of contemporary African political life. Now, in Home and Exile, Achebe reveals the man behind his powerful work. Here is an extended exploration of the European impact on African culture, viewed through the most vivid experience available to the author--his own life. It is an extended snapshot of a major writer's childhood, illuminating his roots as an artist. Achebe discusses his English education and the relationship between colonial writers and the European literary tradition. He argues that if colonial writers try to imitate and, indeed, go one better than the Empire, they run the danger of undervaluing their homeland and their own people. Achebe contends that to redress the inequities of global oppression, writers must focus on where they come from, insisting that their value systems are as legitimate as any other. Stories are a real source of power in the world, he concludes, and to imitate the literature of another culture is to give that power away. Home and Exile is a moving account of an exceptional life. Achebe reveals the inner workings of the human conscience through the predicament of Africa and his own intellectual life. It is a story of the triumph of mind, told in the words of one of this century's most gifted writers.
Home and Exile
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Chinua Achebe
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-07-27 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Chinua Achebe is Africa's most prominent writer, the author of Things Fall Apart, the best known--and best selling--novel ever to come out of Africa. His fiction and poetry burn with a passionate commitment to political justice, bringing to life not only Africa's troubled encounters with Europe but also the dark
From Home and Exile
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Woods, Joanna
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-04 - Publisher: Langaa RPCIG

This book is about home. With Malawi as its focus, it seeks to understand ideas about home as expressed through poetry written by Malawians in English. Although African Literatures are studied those of Malawi have not received agreeable attention. This book surveys poetry by five Malawian writers – Felix Mnthali,
Home and Exile in Femi Oyebode's Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 110
Authors: Woods, Joanna
Categories: Exiles in literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

Books about Home and Exile in Femi Oyebode's Poetry
Home and Exile
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Lewis Nkosi
Categories: Africa
Type: BOOK - Published: 1965 - Publisher:

Books about Home and Exile
Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: Ellen McWilliams
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-09 - Publisher: Springer

Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction examines how contemporary Irish authors have taken up the history of the Irish woman migrant. It situates these writers' work in relation to larger discourses of exile in the Irish literary tradition and examines how they engage with the complex history of Irish