EMERGING PERSPECTIVES ON CHINUA ACHEBE, VOL. IISBN: 9780865438767
OMENKA is the first of a two volume celebration of this modern African literary tradition which owes its origin to Achebes landmark classic novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), which in over 55 languages and with more than 8 million copies in print, is the most widely read African novel, inside and outside the African continent. Some critical anthologies have been published on Achebes fiction at various stages of Achebes writing, but OMENKA is the first work of criticism in the 21st century which covers all of Chinua Achebes fictional writings up to the end of the 20th century. It is a compendium of 37 essays by eminent scholars from Africa, Europe, Canada and the United States. The essays provide global perspectives of Chinua Achebe as an artist with a proper sense of history and an imaginative writer with an inviolable sense of cultural mission and political commitment.