THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF CHINUA ACHEBE'S NOVELS

Dr. Naveen Kumar Jha

Abstract


Chinua Achebe, the father of modern African literature, social and political activist, wrote novels on the post colonial social and political problems of Nigerian society. “Anthills of Savannah” deals with political corruption and moral decay in politics and “A Man of the people” does the same in military regimes. He is concerned with times and events from the Colony Rule to the getting of independence with special reference to cohesive principles of Igbo culture. Through the instances of several festivals and social customs of Nigerian society he reveals interaction between individual and community being essential for making balance clan’s spiritual and material inclination.


Keywords


Post-Colonial, Decay, Igbo, Cohesive

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References


“Anthills of the Savannah” of Chinua Achebe, 1987, New York: Anchor Books, 1988. Print. Pg.168

(2.) “Anthills of the Savannah” of Chinua Achebe, 1987. New York: Anchor Books, 1988. Print. Pg.131

(3.) “Things Fall Apart” of Chinua Achebe, Pg..53

(4.) “Chinua Achebe - Novelist, Poet, Critic” of David Carroll, 2nd ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980, Pg.. 24

(5.) “Anthills of the Savannah” of Chinua Achebe, 1987. New York: Anchor Books, 1988, Pg. 117


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