Things Fall Apart | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Solomon O. Iyasere

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Things Fall Apart.
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Critical Essay by Solomon O. Iyasere

SOURCE: “Narrative Techniques in Things Fall Apart,” in New Letters, Vol. 40, No. 3, Spring, 1974, pp. 73–93.

In the following essay, Iyasere analyzes the complexity of the narrative technique in Things Fall Apart.

No West African fiction in English has received as much critical attention as Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe's first and most impressive novel. In defending its importance, most critics link its value solely to its theme, which they take to be the disintegration of an almost Edenic traditional society as a result of its contact and conflict with Western practices and beliefs. These enthusiastic critics, such as Gleason and Killam, are primarily interested in the socio-cultural features of the work, and stress the historical picture of a traditional Ibo village community without observing how this picture is delimited, how this material serves the end...

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