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Title:Chinua Achebe memorial edition
Editor:Akwanya, AmechiISNI
Periodical:Okike: an African Journal of New Writing (ISSN 0331-0566)
City of publisher:Nsukka
Publisher:Okike Magazine
Geographic term:Nigeria
literary criticism
About person:Albert Chinualumogu Achebe (1930-2013)ISNI
Abstract:This issue of Okike commemorates the founding editor of the journal Chinua Achebe (1930-2013). It opens with two sections of poems (Tributes to Chinua Achebe and Oikike poems), followed by fifteen essays, a short story (by Ngozi Chuma Udeh) and a review of Achebe's 'There was a country: a personal history of Biafra'. Eight out of the fifteen essays specifically deal with Achebe's work: Memoir as swan song: echoes of nostalgia, disillusionment and valediction in Chinua Achebe's 'There was a country' (Onyebuchi Nwosu); Chinua Achebe's aphoristic biography: another road taken on the path of criticism (Chibueze Prince Orie); Chinua Achebe's counselling creativity (Romanus Egudu); Why did he do it? Chinua Achebe's spectacular heroes (A.N. Akwanya); Sexualising Chinua Achebe's 'Things fall apart' (lfeyinwa Genevieve Okolo); Discourse techniques in Chinua Achebe's 'Things fall apart' (Ikechukwu Emmanuel Asika); Going green: an ecocritical reacling of Chinua Achebe's 'Things fall apart' (Stella Okoye-Ugwu); A vision of the ancient terror: Promethean archetype in Achebe's 'The madman' (T.M.E.Chukwumezie). The other seven essays are concerned with various topics of Nigerian and African/world literature. Titles: Affirming the humanity of oppressed women: female roles in Nawal El Saadawi's 'God dies by the Nile', Flora Nwapa's 'One is enough' and Chimamanda Adichie's 'Purple hibiscus' (Iniobong I. Uko); The rights of the stranger in A.N. Akwanya's 'Orimili' and Sophocles' 'King Oedipus' (Florence O. Orabueze); Proverbs in context: a study of John Munonye's 'The only son' (Alexandra Uzoaku Esimaje); The poetics of Yoruba proverbs in Nigerian literature in English (Taofiq Adedayo Alabi); Life/lines of a Nigerian wanderer-poet: a study of Segun Akinlolu's 'The king's messenger' (Folasade O. Hunsu); War and Nigerian poetry: Peter Onwudinjo as a case in point (Kola Eke); Emerging issues in the definition and evaluation of African literature (Julia Udofia). [ASC Leiden abstract]