Reading Chinua Achebe

Reading Chinua Achebe

Language and Ideology in Fiction

Simon Gikandi


James Currey



Analysis of the writings of Chinua Achebe aimed at students of literature.
Simon Gikandi has set out to reveal '...the very nature of (Achebe's) creativity, its prodigious complexity and richness...its paradoxes and ambiguities. This is scholarship of real stature and supersedes all other studies of Achebe's writing. It comes at a good time. Achebe's literary reputation is equal to that of any living author and a substantial critical canon has been established. - G.D. Killam, Professor of English, University of Guelph

Kenya: EAEP


January 1991
192 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
ISBN: 9780852555279
Format: Paperback
James Currey
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... excellent reading for anyone interested in understanding not only the works of Chinua Achebe, but also the enterprise of African literary criticism as a whole... - Victor Yankah in LORE & LANGUAGE
... impressive through and through ... his study is of the deep, meticulous and extensive kind which overwhelms one's tendency to underline ... - Arondji in AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW
... the chapter on Anthills of the Savannah offers one of the best readings of the novel to date. - Dianne Schwerdt, University of Adelaide
... fascinating reading. MATATU