Traditional African Igbo Culture In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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Reflection of Traditional African Igbo Culture in Chinua Achebe’s Novel Things Fall Apart Sikandar Kadar Aga Abstract: The aim of this present research paper is to highlight the insights of the traditional African Igbo culture, as represented in Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart. Achebe in the novel Things Fall Apart portrays Igbo culture objectively and moreover he does not show sympathy to Igbo culture, rather he explains Igbo culture with its own merits and limitations. In the novel Achebe has given vivid description of landscape, food, religion, customs, festivals, laws, superstitions, etc. Achebe has narrated the whole…show more content…
The year 2008 is celebrated as the 50th anniversary of publication of Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart (1958). The novel has acquired the status of African classic. Chinua Achebe was born in 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria in such a family who has been converted into Christianity. After completing B.A. he worked for Nigerian broadcasting corporation for twelve years. During this period he published his most famous novels, such as Things Fall Apart (1958), No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God (1964), A Man of the People (1966) and has been known as a prominent literary figure from Nigeria. Achebe has written the novel Things Fall Apart in response to the James Cary’s novel Mister Johnson, which depicts the Nigerian life from the white outsider’s

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