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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
... juxtaposes a mother's oral storytelling with a son reading the first page in his Igbo primer, the first book ever to enter the family compound. The novel narrates the coming of literacy to Igboland by focusing on three quite different images: the python in a box as an image for the book...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 14–16.
Published: 01 May 2011
... or confined to existing and knowable political entities, not imaginary ones. At the moment of their genesis, novels either imagined a Pan-African community outside the colonial nation state or, alternatively, ensconced themselves in smaller, identifiable local communities (Igbo, Yoruba, Zulu, Xhosa...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Apart; as she tells a friend at a point in the narrative, she sometimes feels like Chielo, a priestess from the earlier novel (Anthills 105). In this way, Beatrice serves as Achebe's de- vice to look back at his own earlier novels, as well as the narrativization of Igbo mythology undertaken...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
... bathroom, he first expresses hesitation at working for an Igbo woman but then quickly agrees: “That is my policy since one Igbo man destroyed my house at Yaba. But you look like a responsible somebody” (394). 17 I make this point similarly in Anjaria , “Chetan.” Works Cited Adichie...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 18–51.
Published: 01 August 2007
... Reconsidered.” Research in African Literatures 13 ( 1982 ): 31 –43. Ogude , S. E. “No Roots Here: On the Igbo Roots of Olaudah Equiano.” Review of English and Literary Studies Monographs . Ibadan, 1989 . 1 –16. Patterson , Orlando . Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 August 2015
... the Igbo patriarchal and colonial oppression of women by making visible the rebellious and transformative agency of women within the narrative of the nation. One of the remarkable features of The Nation Writ Small is Andrade's ability to draw with equal skill and knowledge on the anglophone...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 279–297.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Johnson-Odim. In "Is this Guerilla Warfare?" Lindeborg discusses the class location and gendered underpinning of Soyinka's nationalist investment in Aki. Andrade's "The Joys of Daughterhood" uses the "Igbo Women's War" launched by market women of South-Eastern Nigeria in 1929...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 382–387.
Published: 01 November 2008
... "of the totality of gazes" producing a "'balanced' or 'fair' representation of the contradictions of both the colonial presence and Igbo society" (120). Particularly remarkable in my opinion is the conclusion to Brown's study, where he leaps across media (and the Atlantic Ocean) to endorse popular music...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 324–328.
Published: 01 August 2011
... is lauded for its mournful yet historically and linguistically plural representation of Igbo nationalism, Naipaul’s Bend in the River censured for its colonial nostalgia and pervasive sense of failure and rage for all that came after, and Dabydeen’s Intended recognized for its heteroglossic treatment...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 524–530.
Published: 01 November 2009
... ambitious” Igbo (115). Chapter 4 argues that “Nigeria did not have an economy until Indepen- dence” and that what it had afterward “consisted of . . . potential—raw materials, human beings, high spirits” controlled by leaders who were “too optimistic, too ambitious . . . too naïve . . . and too...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 19–37.
Published: 01 May 2022
... to differentiate between them. Cash Daddy poses as a Hausa man passionate about the plight of the politically marginalized Igbo, and therefore pushing for a (fictitious) new airport to be built in Igboland. Kingsley informs us that there was no way Cash Daddy's face, body, and accent could ever match his supposed...