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Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays - Chinua Achebe
Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays
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One of the most provocative and original voices in contemporary literature, Chinua Achebe here considers the place of literature and art in our society in a collection of essays spanning his best writing and lectures from the last twenty-three years. For Achebe, overcoming goes hand in hand with... show more
One of the most provocative and original voices in contemporary literature, Chinua Achebe here considers the place of literature and art in our society in a collection of essays spanning his best writing and lectures from the last twenty-three years. For Achebe, overcoming goes hand in hand with eradicating the destructive effects of racism and injustice in Western society. He reveals the impediments that still stand in the way of open, equal dialogue between Africans and Europeans, between blacks and whites, but also instills us with hope that they will soon be overcome.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385414791 (038541479X)
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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5.0 Review: Hopes and Impediments by Chinua Achebe
Where does one begin with the mesmerizing writings of Achebe? Perhaps with his magical formula: Simple English + Intellectual Insight + Close Analysis = Beautiful Writing I think this sums him up, not only of this essay collection, but of his fiction as well. The 14 essays that make upHopes and ...
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