Chinua Achebe and the Politics of Narration: Envisioning Language.

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Lynn, Thomas Jay. Chinua Achebe and the Politics of Narration: Envisioning Language. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp.176, ISBN: 9783319513317.

This book examines intersections of narration, linguistic innovation, and political insight that distinguish Chinua Achebe's fiction as well as his non-fiction commentaries. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of these intersections: Achebe's narrative response to Western authors who have written on Africa, his integration of Igbo folklore, the political implications of writing African literature in English, his use of Nigerian Pidgin, and the Nigerian Civil War. It also addresses the teaching of Achebe's works, as he drew on diverse...

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