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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Neil Ten Kortenaar A great project of the first two generations of African writers was to establish continuities with the precolonial and ongoing oral tradition. This essay, however, asks what African writers thought of the act of writing itself. A key scene in Chinua Achebe's novel Arrow of God...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 409–432.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Nidesh Lawtoo In the wake of Chinua Achebe's critique of Conrad as a “thoroughgoing racist,” much has been said about race in Heart of Darkness ; and yet, so far, the anthropological meaning of the rituals Conrad describes has tended to remain unexplored. “A Picture of Europe” reopens the race...
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Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2002
...OLAKUNLE GEORGE Copyright © Novel Corp. 2002 2002 Works Cited Achebe , Chinua . The African Trilogy . London: Picador, 1988 . Achebe , Chinua . Anthills of the Savannah . New York: Doubleday, 1987 . Achebe , Chinua . Arrow of God . New York: Doubleday, 1989...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 124–128.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., romance and realism—permits her to offer fresh readings linking authors as seemingly disparate as Pauline Hopkins, W. E. B. Du Bois, Joseph Casely Hayford, Chinua Achebe, Richard Wright, Ama Ata Aidoo, and Caryl Phillips. Goyal also turns her attention to less clearly literary figures such as...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
... by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Achebe , Chinua . A Man of the People . Oxford: Heinemann, 1966 . ———. Hopes and Impediments . New York: Doubleday, 1988 . ———. Things Fall Apart . Oxford: Heinemann, 1958 . Andrade , Susan Z . The Nation Writ Small: African...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 14–16.
Published: 01 May 2011
... as the quintessential genre of modernity, invested with the dreams and desires, if not the power, of the modernizing impulse. Not only do canonical African novels such as Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s L’aventure Ambigue rehearse the crisis of the modern, they...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., she looks at what remains untold when the spotlights are trained solely on the public arena of national resistance to (neo)colonialism and when cultural capital depends on an author's explicit engagement with this overarching narrative. As Andrade points out, the enshrinement of Chinua Achebe's...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 382–387.
Published: 01 November 2008
... toward success where interwar modernist novelists had previously failed. Interwoven with his discussion of British and Irish artists, Brown's assessment of anti-colonial literature demonstrates how Cheikh Hamidou Kane and Chinua Achebe approached an "evacua- tion of the structure of the...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 324–328.
Published: 01 August 2011
... covers: Conrad’s incipient critique of British imperial wander- lust measured against the novels of his postcolonial interlocutors, Achebe, Naipaul, and Dabydeen; DuBois’s “conceptual migrancy” during a uniquely American racial time of the color line (100); Fanon’s writing of race-nation...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 491–495.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in fiction by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Chinua Achebe, Buchi Emecheta, Wole Soyinka, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, among others. “Evidently modernism acted as a mirror held up to colonialism, and African writ- ers saw reflected a style that addressed itself to the fragmented, alienated and disjointed...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2015
... establishment of the African Writers Series by Heinemann in 1962 under the editorship of Chinua Achebe. Caribbean Voices , Kalliney demonstrates, was an important venue for showcasing postwar colonial writers, an attempt by London to reclaim intellectual capital against its rivals, Paris and New York. His...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2016
... implied predecessors: as Irr writes, “The significance of Ernest Hemingway is inescapable for the expatriate novel, . . . just as Graham Greene casts a long shadow over the thriller and Chinua Achebe continues to influence the national allegory” (10). This turn to genre allows Irr to go beyond the...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 337–360.
Published: 01 November 2006
...MICHAEL SAYEAU Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 Works Cited Achebe , Chinua . “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.” Heart of Darkness . Ed. Paul B. Armstrong New York: Norton, 2006 . 336 –49. Adorno , Theodor W. Aesthetic Theory . Trans. Robert...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Vladimir Nabokov procured a brief teaching position in the Cornell English department that was over by 1960. In fact, Nabokov went on to consider himself a quintessentially American writer after his emigration. 8 Similarly, Achebe procured a teaching position at the University of Massachusetts Amherst...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 197–205.
Published: 01 May 2010
... © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Index Theories of the Novel Now Parts I (42:2), II (42:3), and III (43:1) abstraction, I: 311 Aretino, Pietro, II: 497 Achebe, Chinua...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 166–170.
Published: 01 May 2016
... vulnerable to such ideology and how this ideology is communicated to a multitude of subjects” (106; emphasis in original). Against, say, Chinua Achebe's argument that despite the novel's critique of colonial ideology, “Joseph Conrad was a thoroughgoing racist,” Lawtoo patiently examines the sources and...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
... abroad since. Notable exceptions are Roy, who has always lived in India, and Jhumpa Lahiri, who was born outside of India to immigrant parents. The situation in Africa has been similar though not exactly the same. Chinua Achebe left Nigeria because of political disillusionment and Adichie for...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 189–199.
Published: 01 November 2008
... includes a significant number of anglophone African novels and authors in her analysis; indeed, both Ngg? wa Thiong'o and Chinua Achebe come in for discussion in the paragraphs immedi- ately preceding the one above.' The most striking feature of the quotation, how- ever, is its representation of...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 176–183.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Tread (1905), Howard’s End (1910), and A Passage to India (1924), Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (1952), and Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God (1964), continue to explore this countervailing expe- rience of modern prejudice, but without invoking an Enlightenment genealogy. Nevertheless, while engaging...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
... assimilationist nor a rebel; instead she is both and more at different periods in her life, as are Naipaul and Rushdie. Casanova writes eloquently (as others such as Chinua Achebe have before her) of how the literary centers have their own rules for picking and choos- ing among texts written at the...