First, There Was A Country; Then There Wasn’t: Reflections on Achebe’s New Book

@article{Jeyifo2013FirstTW,
  title={First, There Was A Country; Then There Wasn’t: Reflections on Achebe’s New Book},
  author={Biodun Jeyifo},
  journal={Journal of Asian and African Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={48},
  pages={683 - 697}
}
  • Biodun Jeyifo
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Asian and African Studies
Chinua Achebe is one of the greatest realist writers in world literature in perhaps the last one and half centuries. But the Achebe that appears in There Was a Country is to me entirely a new one. The challenge is how to characterize this other Achebe that is standing beside the old, urbane and subtle writer in this new book. 
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