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Home and exile, Chinua Achebe

Label
Home and exile
Title
Home and exile
Statement of responsibility
Chinua Achebe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • " ... an extended exploration of the European impact on African culture, viewed through the most vivid experience available to the author--his own life."--Jacket
  • "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 evocative 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."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Achebe, Chinua
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.A3
LC item number
Z467 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nigerians
  • Exiles
  • Authors, Nigerian
  • Achebe, Chinua
  • Africa
  • Nigeria
Label
Home and exile, Chinua Achebe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the 1998 McMillan-Stewart Lectures at Harvard University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-109) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My home under imperial fire -- The empire fights back -- Today, the balance of stories
Control code
43296876
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 115 pages
Isbn
9780195135060
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99462124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Home and exile, Chinua Achebe
Publication
Note
Based on the 1998 McMillan-Stewart Lectures at Harvard University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-109) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My home under imperial fire -- The empire fights back -- Today, the balance of stories
Control code
43296876
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 115 pages
Isbn
9780195135060
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99462124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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