ISBN 9789780811846
Pages 352
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2013
Publisher HEBN Publishers, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Blazing the Path

Fifty Years of Things Fall Apart

edited by Chima Anyadike, Kehinde A. Ayoola

Blazing the Path. Fifty Years of Things Fall Apart is a collection of new perspectives on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, a novel that was first published in 1958 and which has since become a classic of world literature. Aside from opening up the novel to new interpretive strategies of well established literary critics, and clarifying some past ones, this collection of essays repositions Things Fall Apart as a literary piece with interdisciplinary and multidimensional appeal. The volume fulfills the objective of using the novel to interrogate the colonial and pre-colonial African past with Nigeria's post-modern present, and projects the country into a future that looks to literature for a deeper understanding of where Nigeria is as a citizen of an emerging global village.

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About the Editors

Chima Anyadike

Chima Anyadike has taught literary theory and prose fiction in Universities in Africa and the USA and is based in the Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. He has published widely in books and journals on the works of Chinua Achebe and other African writers as they touch on his main line of research: the literature of decolonization in Africa.

Kehinde A. Ayoola

Kehinde A. Ayoola holds a Ph.D from the Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria, where he is presently a lecturer. He is the National Secretary of the Nigeria English Studies Association (NESA) and also the associate editor of Papers in English and Linguistics (PEL).

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