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Cultural Nativism In Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

As the first novel written in standard Nigerian English, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe explores in totality literary nativism in African literature. Nativism as a philosophy assumes that the mind needs no sources external to its culture in the production of ideas. As such, cultural nativism as portrayed by Achebe, speaks volumes of the … Continue reading Cultural Nativism In Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

The language question in African literature: Diana Evans’ 26a and Tewfik Al Hakim’s Fate of a Cockroach

The language question in African literature is a debate that started as far back as the 60’s. It bothers on how African writers have adopted the Western language to express the experiences, culture, world view and agitations of the African people as reflected in the many creative works churned out over the years. The argument … Continue reading The language question in African literature: Diana Evans’ 26a and Tewfik Al Hakim’s Fate of a Cockroach