Forgot your password?  

Things Fall Apart Essay | Critical Essay #4

This Study Guide consists of approximately 95 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Things Fall Apart.
This section contains 1,503 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Things Fall Apart Study Guide

Critical Essay #4

In the following excerpt, Sarr explores Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart from a cultural perspective.

Written about the past of Africa by a novelist who sees himself as a "teacher," Things Fall Apart encompasses several worlds, several experiences, sometimes complex, all altered or mixed. Achebe is never a mere reporter of public events. Talking of Things Fall Apart, he said: "I now know that my first book was an act of atonement with my past, the final return and homage of a prodigal son" [Achebe in Morning Yet on Creation Day, Heinemann, 1975]. The past that Chinua Achebe describes so beautifully in Things Fall Apart is a past that Achebe himself had to rediscover. It is a past iliac was largely lost as a result of twentieth-century Europeanization. This rediscovery of the suppressed past is an act of faith and religious revival. Achebe, like the majority of African writers...

(read more from the Critical Essay #4 section)

This section contains 1,503 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Things Fall Apart Study Guide
Copyrights
Things Fall Apart from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook