"Things Fall Apart" and " A Man of the People" Comparison Essay

"Things Fall Apart" and " A Man of the People"
This is no ordinary book review. It is a very detailed and very comprehensive review of two Books, "A Man of the People" and "Things Fall Apart", by Chinua Achebe with application to the Caribbean's social and political characteristics, as well as Nigeria
# 9544 | 5,882 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2001 | JM
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in History (African) , Literature (World) , Political Science (Non-U.S.) , English (Comparison)


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This paper reviews two of the the works of Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe: "A Man of the People" and "Things Fall Apart". The review speaks in detail about the symbolic language used and what it all means for politics in the Caribbean and elsewhere. Political culture and behavior as well as the emotions brought out in the political aspects of life are analyzed in an applicable and comprehensive way allows one to understand exactly what the two books are essentially about. There are also predictions about how the books can be used to analyze contemporary Nigerian and Anglo-Caribbean societies and their socio-political culture and attitudes to politics. Other authors are also explored as to how they compare with Achebe's two books.

From the Paper:

"The Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe has no doubt written two illustrious books, being Things Fall Apart and A Man of The People, that not only give memorable, accurate and useful accounts of socio-political relations in Nigeria, but also accounts which are widely applicable to other societies. In the Caribbean for example, both books may be analyzed in terms of gaining a greater and more sophisticated appreciation of power and authority relations, leadership qualities and personality traits, as well as the consequent impacts of such phenomena on systems governance. For purposes of the ensuing review of both novels, those sections of the book that reflect the political realities within these latter contexts, that are more often than not accompanied by or intertwined with socio-cultural and socio-historical conditions or circumstances will be particularly emphasized when examining the Anglophone Caribbean. In this respect therefore, the nature of certain aspects of political culture will be analyzed in so far as the novels help to supply some fundamental insights and possible explanations of similar experiences distilled about Nigeria, by Achebe, as compared with the realities that are faced, especially within parts of the Anglophone Caribbean where special politico-cultural practices seem deeply ingrained. Things Fall Apart will first be examined and A Man of the People, second."

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