Early Eurocentric Criticism of Achebe and Postcolonial Realities in Africa

Uche-Chinemere Nwaozuzu, Cindy Anene Ezeugwu


Achebe’s novel, Things Fall Apart has attracted a glut of global opinions on the nature and character of the work. This is to be expected as any good work of literature will elicit much scholarly criticism. Thus, this paper looks at the early Eurocentric criticism of Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart. The study leans on bio-bibliographical approach to literary criticism. It tries to situate their conclusions within the realities of the postcolonial environment of most African societies and reaches the conclusion that features of culture clash and social dislocation which these critics misinterpreted, glossed over and out rightly dismissed have become the albatross of virtually all post-colonial African states.


Eurocentric, Criticism, Achebe, Postcolonial

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.8n.3p.19


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