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Home And Exile

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 9780190285555
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chinua Achebe is Africa's most prominent writer, the author of Things Fall Apart, the best known--and best selling--novel ever to come out of Africa. His fiction and poetry burn with a passionate commitment to political justice, bringing to life not only Africa's troubled encounters with Europe but also the dark side of contemporary African political life. Now, in Home and Exile, Achebe reveals the man behind his powerful work. Here is an extended exploration of the European impact on African culture, viewed through the most vivid experience available to the author--his own life. It is an extended snapshot of a major writer's childhood, illuminating his roots as an artist. Achebe discusses his English education and the relationship between colonial writers and the European literary tradition. He argues that if colonial writers try to imitate and, indeed, go one better than the Empire, they run the danger of undervaluing their homeland and their own people. Achebe contends that to redress the inequities of global oppression, writers must focus on where they come from, insisting that their value systems are as legitimate as any other. Stories are a real source of power in the world, he concludes, and to imitate the literature of another culture is to give that power away. Home and Exile is a moving account of an exceptional life. Achebe reveals the inner workings of the human conscience through the predicament of Africa and his own intellectual life. It is a story of the triumph of mind, told in the words of one of this century's most gifted writers.

Home And Exile

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 0195135067
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Nigerian author recounts his own experiences with English education, discusses its effects on him as a colonial writer, and argues that African authors need to remain rooted in their own cultures.

Race And The Modern Artist

Author : Heather Hathaway
ISBN : 9780190284152
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Definitions of modernism have been debated throughout the twentieth century. But both during the height of the modernist era and since, little to no consideration has been given to the work of minority writers as part of this movement. Considering works by writers ranging from B.A. Botkin, T.S. Eliot, Waldo Frank, and Jean Toomer to Pedro Pietri and Allen Ginsberg, these essays examine the disputed relationships between modernity, modernism, and American cultural diversity. In so doing, the collection as a whole adds an important new dimension to our understanding of twentieth-century literature.

Program Of The Annual Meeting American Historical Association

Author : American Historical Association
ISBN : UVA:X006012559
Genre : History
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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.

The Open Sore Of A Continent

Author : Wole Soyinka
ISBN : 0195119215
Genre : History
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Traces Nigeria's recent history and politics, chronicling its decline from post-colonial success to its current military dictatorship, and speculates on its future as a nation.


Author : Alison Blunt
ISBN : 9781134319527
Genre : Science
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‘Home’ is a significant geographical and social concept. It is not only a three-dimensional structure, a shelter, but it is also a matrix of social relations and has wide symbolic and ideological meanings; home can be feelings of belonging or of alienation; feelings of home can be stretched across the world, connected to a nation or attached to a house; the spaces and imaginaries of home are central to the construction of people’s identities. An essential guide to studying home and domesticity, this book locates ‘home’ within wider traditions of thought. It analyzes different sources, methods and examples in both historical and contemporary contexts; ranging from homes on the American frontier and imperial domesticity in British India, to Australian suburbs, multicultural London, and South Asian diasporic homes. The core argument of the book has three main parts that cut across each of its chapters: home-making identity and belonging homely and unhomely spaces. Each chapter includes text boxes and exercises and is well illustrated with cartoons, line drawings, and photographs. Outlining the social relations shaping, (and being influenced by) the geographies of home; and the imaginative as well as material importance of home, this book will be a valuable reference for students of geography, sociology, gender studies, and those interested in the home and domesticity.

Still Beating The Drum

Author : Elizabeth Gunner
ISBN : 1868144356
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Dark Princess

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ISBN : 1617030945
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Love Money And Hiv

Author : Sanyu A. Mojola
ISBN : 9780520280939
Genre : Medical
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How do modern women in developing countries experience sexuality and love? Drawing on a rich array of interview, ethnographic, and survey data from her native country of Kenya, Sanyu A. Mojola examines how young African women, who suffer disproportionate rates of HIV infection compared to young African men, navigate their relationships, schooling, employment, and finances in the context of economic inequality and a devastating HIV epidemic. Writing from a unique outsider-insider perspective, Mojola argues that the entanglement of love, money, and the transformation of girls into “consuming women” lies at the heart of women’s coming-of-age and health crises. At once engaging and compassionate, this text is an incisive analysis of gender, sexuality, and health in Africa.

Intellectuals In Exile

Author : Claus-Dieter Krohn
ISBN : UOM:39015033143150
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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