Chinua Achebe and the Politics of Narration: Envisioning Language (African Histories and Modernities) (Hardcover)

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1. Introduction.- 2. An Adequate Revolution: Achebe Writes Africa Anew.- 3. Of Flight, Fraud, and Freedom: Achebe's Political Tricksters.- 4. Language and Ambivalence in Achebe's Writing.- 5. Language and the Power of Subordination: Achebe's Integration of Nigerian Pidgin.- 6. Beyond Black and White: British Identity in Achebe's Fiction.- 7. Catastrophe, Aftermath, Amnesia: Chinua Achebe's "Civil Peace".- 8. Unfolding Dialogue: Teaching Achebe's Fiction.- 9. Conclusion: The Ends of Narration.-

About the Author


Thomas Jay Lynn is Associate Professor of English at Penn State Berks, USA. His scholarly and teaching interests include literature of Africa and the Diaspora, postcolonial literature, ancient literature, and folklore. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is the Coordinator of the Associate Degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783319513300
ISBN-10: 3319513303
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: July 28th, 2017
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: African Histories and Modernities