Автор: Chinua Achebe Название: Things Fall Apart ISBN: 0141023384 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141023380 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 752 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive and he is one of the powerful men of his clan. But he also has a fiery temper. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show his weakness. When outsiders threaten the traditions of his clan, he takes violent action. Will the great man`s pride eventually destroy him?
Автор: Achebe, Chinua Название: Things Fall Apart ISBN: 0385474547 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385474542 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 833 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political andreligious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order. With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience. Achebe does not only capture life in a pre-colonial African village, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our contemporary realities.
Описание: From the celebrated author of "Things Fall Apart" and winner of the Man Booker International Prize comes a new collection of autobiographical essays—his first new book in more than twenty years. Chinua Achebe’s characteristically measured and nuanced voice is everywhere present in these seventeen beautifully written pieces. In a preface, he discusses his historic visit to his Nigerian homeland on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of "Things Fall Apart," the story of his tragic car accident nearly twenty years ago, and the potent symbolism of President Obama’s election. In “The Education of a British-Protected Child,” Achebe gives us a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria and inhabiting its “middle ground,” recalling both his happy memories of reading novels in secondary school and the harsher truths of colonial rule. In “Spelling Our Proper Name,” Achebe considers the African-American diaspora, meeting and reading Langston Hughes and James Baldwin, and learning what it means not to know “from whence he came.” The complex politics and history of Africa figure in “What Is Nigeria to Me?,” “Africa’s Tarnished Name,” and “Politics and Politicians of Language in African Literature.” And Achebe’s extraordinary family life comes into view in “My Dad and Me” and “My Daughters,” where we observe the effect of Christian missionaries on his father and witness the culture shock of raising “brown” children in America. Charmingly personal, intellectually disciplined, and steadfastly wise, "The Education of a British-Protected Child" is an indispensable addition to the remarkable Achebe oeuvre.
Описание: This book discusses the psychological topography of Korean, Nigerian, and Indian people by exploring the counter-colonial discourse through the study of works by three writers - Yom Sang-Sop, Chinua Achebe and Salman Rushdie - counter-colonial discourse in the works of these three writers strikes back at powerful colonial discourses, Soonsik Kim successfully brings out the Third World voice against the colonial legacy of the West and gives readers a taste of being the Other . This book marks a significant transition in the critical attention of Third World discourse from mere projection to subjective viewpoint.
Автор: Achebe Chinua Название: A Man of the People ISBN: 0062455591 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062455598 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 1039 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
From one of Africa s most beloved and famous writers comes Chinua Achebe s gripping, evocative, and classic novel originally published in 1966 about a village teacher s attempts to usurp a corrupt politician and create a post-colonial nation in Nigeria.
Odili is a young teacher in a small village school in Nigeria. Shortly after Odili begins his assignment, he discovers the school is rife with corruption. Behind the school s questionable politics is none other than Odili s former teacher, Chief Nanga, who is now an elected official and the Minister of Culture of Nigeria.
Though Odili does not agree with Nanga s politics, he cannot help but also be intrigued by his power. When Nanga invites his former pupil to stay at his home in the capital city and offers to make arrangements to assist him in studying abroad, Odili cannot refuse his generosity. But it is not just his host s charm that has captivated Odili, but also Nanga s young, beautiful fiancee Edna.
Soon, Odili notices the lavish lifestyle Nanga lives in as a result of the bribes he takes, and though he is the Minister of Culture, his ignorance is readily apparent. And when Nanga has an affair with Elise, a woman Odili has been seeing, he realizes nothing and no one is off limits for this ruthless politician. Intent on seeking revenge, Odili seduces Edna. But what begins as vengeance gives way to deeper feelings as Odili and Edna fall in love. Still, Nanga s influence is too great for Edna to break off her engagement for she knows the dire consequences she and her family would suffer.
Refusing to accept the poor conditions in his country any longer, Odili runs for office to usurp Chief Nanga s position, and he finds himself faced with the choice of whether to be like every other corrupt politician in his country or set an example by leading the honest way but doing what is right could come at a very costly price.
As timely today as when it was first published in 1966, Man of the People is a poignant, commanding depiction of a nation in conflict and the attraction of power."
Автор: Chinua Achebe Название: Girls at War and Other Stories ISBN: 0143026232 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143026235 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 584 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Achebe, Chinua Название: There Was a Country ISBN: 1846145767 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846145766 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Цена: 1672 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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