THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Chinua Achebe Literary Criticism

Things Fall Apart

An essay by Linda Strong-Leek, an Assistant Professor at Florida International University, analysing Achebe's novel in relation to feminist criticism with reference to Jonathan Culler's On Deconstruction: Theory and Criticism after Structuralism.
A review by Howard W. French, looking in particular at the anti-colonial subtext of Things Fall Apart and the emergence of a genuine African voice.

No Longer At Ease

A paper by Ian H. Munro of William Jewell College examining some of the implications of applying intertextual theory to postcolonial literature, with reference to this novel and Achebe's non-fiction work Home and Exile.
A paper by Harry Olufunwa which explores a perceived correlation between ethnicity and geographical space in this novel and Ralph Ellison's Juneteenth.

A Man of the People

A paper by Beth Kramer of New York University analysing depictions of masculinity and homosocial desire in this novel and Graham Greene's The Quiet American.

Girls at War and Other Stories

An essay by Ode Ogede of North Carolina Central University exploring Achebe's narrative experimentation from within the context of a debt to oral tradition.