Achebe And The Politics Of Representation

by Ode Ogede

Achebe And The Politics Of Representation

  • ISBN-13: 9780865437753
  • Author(s): Ode Ogede
  • Subject: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Imprint: Africa World Press
  • Publication Date: 01-05-2002
  • Format: p/b

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Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart, has always been regarded as a cultural nationalist, but in this serious and balanced critical examination, Ogede points to the use of satire and tragedy in his fiction to urge the reader to have a broader understanding of Africa's best-known novelist. Redefining the concept of cultural nationalism to encompass political and social issues that shape and determine the manner in which the writer views himself and his world, Ogede writes in a lively and lucid language, making this book an informative and delightful read.
About the book

Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart, has always been regarded as a cultural nationalist, but in this serious and balanced critical examination, Ogede points to the use of satire and tragedy in his fiction to urge the reader to have a broader understanding of Africa's best-known novelist. Redefining the concept of cultural nationalism to encompass political and social issues that shape and determine the manner in which the writer views himself and his world, Ogede writes in a lively and lucid language, making this book an informative and delightful read.