Home and Exhile

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Powerful and deeply personal, these three essays by the great Nigerian author articulate his mission to rescue African culture from the narratives written by Europeans. Looking through the prism of his experiences as a student in English schools in Nigeria, he recalls his first encounters with European perspectives on Africa in the works of Joyce Cary and Elspeth Huxley. He examines the impact that his novel Things Fall Apartas well as fellow Nigerian Amos Tutola’s The Palm-Wine Drinkard and Jomo Kenyatta’s Facing Mt. Kenya, among other workshad on efforts to reclaim Africa’s story. He confronts the persistence of colonial views of Africa. And he argues for the importance of living and writing the African experience: Africa needs stories told by Africans.

Additional information

Weight0.2 lbs
Dimensions8.0 × 5.2 × 0.4 in
Book Author

Date Published

September 18, 2001

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

192

Publisher

Penguin Books

Year Published

2001

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