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Home and Exile (The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute Series) [Hardcover]

Chinua Achebe
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4 Jan 2001 The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute Series
"Home and Exile" is a moving account of an exceptional life. Achebe reveals the inner workings of the human conscience throught the predicament of Africa and his own intellectual life. It is a story of the triumph of the mind, told in words of one of the twentieth century's most gifted writers. Marked by a passionate commitment to political justice, "Home and Exile" brings to life Africa's first fraught encounters with Europe and the rest of the world while unflinchingly depicting the dark side of contemporary African political life.

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  • Hardcover: 127 pages
  • Publisher: OUP USA (4 Jan 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195135067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195135060
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 12.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 460,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chinua Achebe, the world famous Nigerian novelist and poet, is Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. The author of Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, A Man of the People, and Anthills of the Savannah, he lives in Annandale-on-the-Hudson, New York.

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One of the earliest memories I can summon from the realm of childhood was a home coming that was extraordinary even for such recollections. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 10 Nov 2012
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What a beautiful piece from the master story teller. I am always in awe of the writing prowess of Achebe. His skill always reminds me of my own limitations in writing. This book tells how literature can be used to give people a name they don't deserve. And in the case of Africa, it went on for too long unchallenged, that is, until the emergence of Achebe and his generation. Well done Achebe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful ramblings from the ascetic, Achebe 19 Aug 2000
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The physical brevity of Achebe's "autobiography" truly belies the intrisic wisdom he so effortlessly spews upon his listeners. Mr. Achebe sets out to deconstruct the manifold, post-colonial ills (endemic to the dispossessed of African diasopora) with the assistance of historical literature, creation fables, and his own personal memories. Indeed, a thought provoking manifesto for any fan of the great Achebe; one which will aid the reader to pursue further literature with a new sense of enlightenment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Peice of Compact History 19 Jan 2001
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Achebe's work was informative, thought provocing, and at times amusing. His work is another example of how important it is for all people to tell their own story/history, especially people who were once disposessed. This little book inspired me to write a few ideas to prevent my experiences from being misinterpreted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Home and Exile 24 July 2000
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Excellent! Achebe has done it again. This is a must read!
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