ISBN 9780798304900
Pages 180
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Published 2015
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Chinua Achebe's Legacy

Illuminations from Africa

edited by James Ogude

Chinua Achebe's novels and essays have always drawn our attention to issues of memory, the story, history and our own obligation to history as Africans. Achebe constantly goes back to the authority of narrative - the story; and as the subsequent generations of African writers like Chimamanda Adichie keep returning to, to celebrate Africa's many stories, its moments of failure and triumph. Achebe, more than any other writer on this continent, has inspired many, and hopefully the African story tellers of the coming centuries, irrespective of their location will continue to be inspired by him. This collection of essays is an enduring tribute to this rich legacy of Achebe.

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About the Editor

James Ogude

Professor James Ogude is a Senior Research Fellow and the Deputy Director at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria – a position he took up at the beginning of May, 2013. Until his recent appointment he was a Professor of African Literature and Cultures in the School of Literature, Language and Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he worked since 1994, serving as the Head of African Literature and also Assistant Dean – Research, in the Faculty of Humanities.

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