Download and read online Things Fall Apart in PDF and EPUB This expanded edition of Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in an Igbo village. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought by the British conquest of Nigeria. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's character as well as external forces contribute to his downfall. This expanded edition includes new illustrations, maps, additional essays on history, culture,and literature, and reference material to help readers see Achebe's classic novel in social and historical context, and to understand its place in world literature.
Download and read online Muss Chinua Achebes Roman Things fall apart in einen Kanon der Literaturen Schwarzafrikas aufgenommen werden in PDF and EPUB Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Komparatistik, Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, Note: 1,0, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Germanistisches Institut), Veranstaltung: Kompendium: Die Literaturen Schwarzafrikas, 23 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In meiner Seminararbeit setze ich mich näher mit der Fragestellung auseinander: Muss Chinua Achebes Roman „Things fall apart“ in einen Kanon der Literaturen Schwarzafrikas aufgenommen werden? Dabei nähere ich mich zunächst dem Begriff „Literaturen Afrikas“ an, um ein transparenteres Verständnis des Begriffes, eine Arbeitsdefinition und die Rolle Afrikas in der Weltliteratur herauszuarbeiten. Anschließend gehe ich näher auf die Kanondiskussion der Literaturen Schwarzafrikas ein. Nach Klärung der Fragestellung „Was ist ein Kanon?“ werden verschiedene Kriterien herausgearbeitet, die für eine Auseinandersetzung relevant sind und anhand des Romans „Things fall apart“ überprüft. Abschließend werden die Ergebnisse bewertet und die Frage geklärt, ob Achebes Roman einem Kanon der Literaturen Schwarzafrikas zuzuordnen ist. Dabei versuche ich auch darauf einzugehen, ob Achebes Roman in einen Kanon der Weltliteratur aufgenommen werden müsste.
Download and read online Things Fall Apart in PDF and EPUB Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in people's lives. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought about by British colonial rule. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's downfall results from his own character as well as from external forces.
Download and read online Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart in PDF and EPUB Presents critical essays on "Things fall apart" from a variety of perspectives, including ethnographic, pedagogical, and ideological ones.
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