Things Fall Apart | Critical Essay by Bruce King

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Things Fall Apart.
This section contains 806 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Bruce King

Critical Essay by Bruce King

It could be argued that the real tradition of Nigerian literature in English begins with Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart…. It begins a tradition not only because its influence can be detected on subsequent Nigerian novelists, such as T. M. Aluko, but also because it was the first solid achievement upon which others could build. Achebe was the first Nigerian writer to successfully transmute the conventions of the novel, a European art form, into African literature. His craftsmanship can be seen in the way he creates a totally Nigerian texture for his fiction: Ibo idioms translated into English are used freely; European character study is subordinated to the portrayal of communal life; European economy of form is replaced by an aesthetic appropriate to the rhythms of traditional tribal life. Achebe's themes reflect the cultural traits of the Ibos, the...

(read more)

This section contains 806 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Bruce King