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Understanding Things Fall Apart: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents Hardcover – Jan 30 1999


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood (Jan. 30 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313302944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313302947
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 626 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #772,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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..."the most authentic comprehensive contextual study of Achebe's masterpiece in its forty-year history.... It is difficult to go through the volume and not be genuinely impressed by the scholarly meticulousness which shaped it, the passionate articulateness which structured it, and the indefatigable rigor which produced it. It will be difficult also henceforth for students, teachers, and researchers to have a wholesome critical and pedagogical mastery of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart without Kalu Ogbaa's study."-The Literary Griot

"[T]his book is well-edited, competently arranged, and useful....I highly recommend this text because it achieves its goal "to elucidate unfamiliar literay and historical references, as well as Igbo cultural elements that Achebe has succinctly appropriated as thematic material.""-Research in African Literatures

"ÝT¨his book is well-edited, competently arranged, and useful....I highly recommend this text because it achieves its goal "to elucidate unfamiliar literay and historical references, as well as Igbo cultural elements that Achebe has succinctly appropriated as thematic material.""-Research in African Literatures

?[T]his book is well-edited, competently arranged, and useful....I highly recommend this text because it achieves its goal "to elucidate unfamiliar literay and historical references, as well as Igbo cultural elements that Achebe has succinctly appropriated as thematic material."?-Research in African Literatures

?...the most authentic comprehensive contextual study of Achebe's masterpiece in its forty-year history.... It is difficult to go through the volume and not be genuinely impressed by the scholarly meticulousness which shaped it, the passionate articulateness which structured it, and the indefatigable rigor which produced it. It will be difficult also henceforth for students, teachers, and researchers to have a wholesome critical and pedagogical mastery of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart without Kalu Ogbaa's study.?-The Literary Griot

.,."the most authentic comprehensive contextual study of Achebe's masterpiece in its forty-year history.... It is difficult to go through the volume and not be genuinely impressed by the scholarly meticulousness which shaped it, the passionate articulateness which structured it, and the indefatigable rigor which produced it. It will be difficult also henceforth for students, teachers, and researchers to have a wholesome critical and pedagogical mastery of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart without Kalu Ogbaa's study."-The Literary Griot

"Dr Kalu Ogbaa's Understanding THINGS FALL APART is the best school edition so far of Chinua Achebe's classic novel. His vast documentation of its background through judiciously selected texts from African history, anthropology, religion, and literary history, has put the work in the center of African literary and humanistic concerns. His book is a boon to students and teachers of African literature, African history, multicultural studies, comparative religion, and comparative politics."-Emmanuel Oviechina Williams Professor of the Humanities Ferrum College, Virginia

About the Author

KALU OGBAA, an Igboman scholar, is professor of English at Southern Connecticut State University, where he teaches Africana (African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean) and American literatures. He is the editor of The Gong and the Flute: African Literary Development and Celebration (Greenwood, 1994), and the author of Gods, Oracles and Divination: Folkways in Chinua Achebe's Novels (1992), Igbo (1965), as well as numerous articles on African and Commonwealth literatures.

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HASH(0x9701cbd0) out of 5 stars Good Background June 28 2015
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If one wants to get a good background in Achebe's masterpiece, this is the book. Even though it was written in 1999 that is sufficient for the stated task. Easily broken up into sections with comments/essays by many writers this does give an outsider a good feel for what is being attempted in Things Fall Apart. I have a number of books by Achebe, but Things Fall Aprt is special. I got my first copy in 1964 heading to Nigeria in the Peace Corps.


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