"A cultural exegesis of the four novels of Chinua Acheb. Focus of exegis is the 'folkways,' the inclusive category of verbal performances peculiar to the world of Achebe's novels: cosmology, traditional religion; gods, divination; names; rituals, ceremonies; proverbs; tales; songs and chants; and language. Dr. Kalu Ogbaa uses a personal reading of the novels, based on his own experience as a member of Achebe's community, with relatively little dependence on printed sources. Overall, he succeeds in bringing a fresh incisive interpretation to many individual passages and cruxes. His originality makes the book a significant contribution to Achebe studies." -Robert Wien
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KALU OGBAA is an Associate Professor of English at the Imo State University at Okigwe and has previously taught at the University of Texas at Austin. his B.A. (Hons) degree is from The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, his M.A. from The Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the distinguished Scholars Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, U.S.A. Dr. Ogbaa has publsished many articles on Black and Commonwealth Literatures. his other interests include Rhetoric and Composition, and Criticism.
Literature, Literary Criticism/AFRICA