Chinua Achebe

Novelist, Poet, Critic

  • DavidĀ Carroll

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David Carroll
    Pages 1-31
  3. David Carroll
    Pages 32-61
  4. David Carroll
    Pages 62-85
  5. David Carroll
    Pages 86-118
  6. David Carroll
    Pages 119-145
  7. David Carroll
    Pages 146-166
  8. David Carroll
    Pages 167-185
  9. David Carroll
    Pages 186-195
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 196-204

About this book


This is a revised edition of Chinua Achebe (1980), a critical study of the most widely known African writer, which now incorporates a discussion of his most recent work, including his major new novel, Anthills of the Savannah. The study examines the context in which he writes - that complex intermingling of his own Igbo society and European colonialism - before undertaking a critical discussion of the five main novels, his poetry and short stories. Throughout, there is an underlying concern with Achebe's system of values and the pressure on them through periods of colonialism, independence, political disillusionment and civil war. The author, finally, seeks to relate Achebe's career to the role of the African writer, a subject on which the novelist has written at length.


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Authors and affiliations

  • DavidĀ Carroll
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LancasterUK

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