He published Things Fall Apart in 1959. It was a response to other novels that depicted Africa as primordial and cultureless. Achebe was able to illustrate religion, race, and culture amongst other topics from both African and European viewpoints due to his English education and European exposure. Things Fall Apart was to be a responds to the colonial accounts of Africa, therefore the book took a political standing. Many of his novels address the post-colonial social and political issues that Nigeria still faces.
Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe (born 16 November 1930) popularly known as Chinua Achebe ( /ˈtʃɪnwɑː əˈtʃɛbeɪ/) is a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He is best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.  Raised by his parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies. He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student. After graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service and soon moved to the metropolis of Lagos.
One of the Copeland children, whose name was Roxanna, read the Bible to Amos when he was a teenager. “Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God.” Throughout his life, Amos kept this passage from the book of Revelation hidden in his heart. This scripture taught Amos that he was a king. Back home in Africa, Amos was the king of his tribe, and he still was a king to God even though he was not treated like one. Often Amos thought of this passage in the Bible and was
While his father Oludotun Rasome Kuti was a protestant minister and a school principal. His father was also the first president of the Nigerian Union of teachers. Whiles both of brothers are well known doctors in Nigeria. His cousin Lareate Wole Soyinka, whom was also Nigearian, was the first African to win a Noble Prize for Literature. While growing up Kuti states that an article that both his parents were taught and strict and would beat him, but he also states that he knew they did those things to get him ready for what life would be like.
The African Americans were given a separate but equal status. Charles Chesnutt’s writing spoke out against any form of disfranchisement and legal under pinning’s of segregation. Chesnutt was what is known as a local color writer. Local color refers to fiction that focuses on specific features. These features include dialects, customs, history or landscapes of a particular region.
Analyzing the Writings of Phillis Wheatley and De Crevecoeur In “On Being Brought From Africa to America,” by Phillis Wheatley and in “Letters III” (What is an American) by De Crevecoeur the ideas regarding ,the dream of a better life, freedom, and faith in human goodness are similar. Within their writings they resonate the notions of trying to obtain a vision, “On Being Brought From Africa to America”, she reveals her freedom as a slave while “Letters III”, speaks of the freedom of new Americans. Phillis Wheatley's poem itself declares her dream of a better life, as well as in the descriptions De Crevecoeur makes with his letter. Within both we can see their strength of faith that they have for God and a new beginning. We all dream of a better life, which keeps us moving as human beings.
The Health of Black Folk” by Nancy Krieger and Mary Bassett analyze and criticize the ways in which modern society rationalizes the illness in the African American community. There are three different models that the authors criticize for their failure to capture the true cause of so-called racial illnesses. A model is a set of assumptions that a guide a search. Models play a very important role in scientific explanation because it a representation of assumptions about the essential structure and relationships of objects. The authors feel the real reason for the differences in the disease susceptibility are social and class based.
1. Using Baumrind’s categories classify the parenting style your mother and/ or father used in rearing you. Cite examples of technique they used that supports your classification? (50 Points) Authoritarian parental style is used by parents to impose rules, expect unquestionable obedience from their children, punish misbehavior (often physically), and value obedience to authority, while Authoritative parental style is used by parents to set high but realistic and reasonable standards and also enforces limit to a child behavior but at the same time encourage open communication. Growing up in Nigeria as a kid, my father used the authoritarian parental style a style I call the iron fist in my up bring.
The Ibo people enjoyed a simple lifestyle based upon faith in their religion, until the European missionaries started to arrive. “Things fall apart,” is not only the title of Achebe’s novel, but also the basis of its plot. The missionaries came to Ibo villages, setting up shop and converting many young men like Nwoye, the son of the protagonist, who was seen “among the Christians” (151). The outcasts, who “thought that it was possible that they would also be received,” (155) were also gladly accepted into the new religion. Eventually, many people were ostracized by the tribe for being Christian and tensions flared.
A Trado-Political Reading of Ademola Dasylva’s Songs of Odámolúgbe Oyesola Stephen Afolabi Abstract The political atmosphere of Nigeria can be described as sadistic and masochistic. Be it that it parades the various leitmotifs recurring in her literatures. The historical precedence of this Literature hence is full of thematic preoccupations that explore such unpleasant experiences of the people. Such trend has its genesis with the Soyinka generation; the Nigerian Literary Cannon that first served as the voice of the people against the government ruled by the natives. The country’s Literature, has hitherto been burdened with these themes.