African Trilogy

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  • The African Trilogy - ‘writing back’ to Mister Johnson

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    The African Trilogy - ‘writing back’ to Mister Johnson The African Trilogy has been the subject of much critical discussion since the publication of Things Fall Apart forty years ago. Some of this critical work has focused on the trilogy as a postcolonial work, ‘writing back’ to the previous colonial works on Africa, such as those produced by Joseph Conrad and Joyce Cary. Achebe has himself alluded to these works as part of his motivation for becoming a writer, calling them “appalling novels”

  • Corruption as a Consequence of Colonialism - as portrayed in Achebe’s The African Trilogy

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    Corruption as a Consequence of Colonialism - as portrayed in Achebe’s The African Trilogy All quotations are taken from the 1988 Picador edition of Chinua Achebe’s The African Trilogy " He has put a knife on all the things that held us together and we have fallen apart" (Things Fall Apart, 145) The things that held the Igbo tribe together were their close bonds of clan kinship, unified allegiance to their gods, and their democratic society. These were the very things that the English set out

  • Chinua Achebe and the Language of the Colonizer

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    and texture of a different experience. In doing so it becomes another language.” In The African Trilogy, Achebe uses the language of the colonizer to convey the Igbo experience of that colonization. The idioms, proverbs and imagery of these books all invoke his Eastern Nigerian culture, forcing the reader to accept on Achebe’s (linguistic) terms, the story he has to tell. Any reader of The African Trilogy comes away with at least a limited knowledge of Igbo words and phrases. Some words such as

  • Tolkien: A Racist, Sexist, or Not?

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    considered the father of modern fantasy literature. However, he did not start off as this extraordinary writer; rather, Tolkien worked his way up until he attained this status. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3rd of 1892 in a South African province. At an early age, his mother, Mabel, took him and his younger brother, Hilary, on a family visit to England; however, before his father, Arthur, could join them in England, Arthur had died from rheumatic fever. Without an income, Mabel

  • A Lexical Pragmatic Analysis of Proverbs in Femi Osofisan’s Midnight Hotel.

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    “Osofisan is prolific and theatrically fertile in creating flexible dramatic forms that have great stage adaptability” (15). Awodiya further notes Osofisan’s penchant for invoking traditional African elements of music, dance, songs, mime and improvisation (15). One of such is proverbs with which he attaches the African sense. Awodiya acknowledges that Osofisan’s themes are socially relevant; they deal with the widespread political corruption, social injustice and economic mismanagement and have characterized

  • History Of Black Males In American Society

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    exclusive group of people; members of this group are stereotypically middle class, middle aged, white males with nuclear families. This Caucasian dominance is well documented throughout history and is epitomized by the slavery of African, and Caribbean Negroes in America by white settlers and pilgrims, which continued for many hundreds of years. This has led to much resentment from the black community towards white people, as it is still very difficult for someone of an

  • The Power Of Hope In John Lewis's March Trilogy

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    what happened to the people in John Lewis’s March trilogy. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, the people pushing for equal rights for African Americans had many things taken away from them including their freedom, their physical possessions, their dignity, sometimes even the lives of their friends or family members. There was one thing, however, which could never be taken away from them: hope. The events illustrated in the March Trilogy prove that hope was the reason that the people in

  • An Army At Dawn by Rick Atkinson

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    Atkinson, Rick. An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume 1 of the "Liberation Trilogy." New York: Henry Holt, 2002. The 2003 Pulitzer Prize for History praised Rick Atkinson's An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume 1 of the "Liberation Trilogy": as a "monumental history of the overshadowed combat in North Africa during World War II that brings soldiers, generals, and bloody battles alive through masterful storytelling." It does that – and more –

  • Toni Morrison and Historical Memory

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    of minority history cannot be tolerated. Toni Morrison is a minority writer has risen to the challenge of preventing national amnesia through educating African-Americans by remembering their past and rewriting their history. In her trilogy, Beloved, Jazz and Paradise, and in her other works, Morrison has succeeded in creating literature for African-Americans that enables them to remember their history from slavery to the present. Toni Morrison has been called America's national author and is often

  • African American Artists

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    husband and worked together to make the Hatch-Billops Collection. In her time as an artist she changed her work a few times. She started doing printmaking then changed to sculpture and film making. Throughout her life is what made her films. The trilogy of films makes her life public for everyone to see. From Suzanne Suzanne to Finding Christa and then to String of Pearls. Camille Billops is an artist representing her culture through her works of printmaking, sculpture and film. She has made her