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Home and Exile (The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute Series) Hardcover – 4 Jan 2001

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  • Hardcover: 127 pages
  • Publisher: OUP USA (4 Jan. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195135067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195135060
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 2 x 12.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,877,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" A master narrative."
--"The New York Times Book Review
"" Spare and moving... The many admirers of Achebe's fiction will find here a rare opportunity to glimpse a bit of the man behind the monumental novels."
--"Chicago Tribune"
" Soulful... A book that anyone concerned with advancing social justice and human dignity should read.
--"The Seattle Times
"

"A master narrative."
--"The New York Times Book Review
""Spare and moving... The many admirers of Achebe's fiction will find here a rare opportunity to glimpse a bit of the man behind the monumental novels."
--"Chicago Tribune"
"Soulful... A book that anyone concerned with advancing social justice and human dignity should read.
--"The Seattle Times
"

"A master narrative."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Spare and moving... The many admirers of Achebe's fiction will find here a rare opportunity to glimpse a bit of the man behind the monumental novels."
--Chicago Tribune
"Soulful... A book that anyone concerned with advancing social justice and human dignity should read.
--The Seattle Times


"Eloquent. . . . Passionate. . . . Achebe's influence should go on and on . . . teaching and reminding us that all humankind is one."
--The Nation
"A master narrative."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Spare and moving... The many admirers of Achebe's fiction will find here a rare opportunity to glimpse a bit of the man behind the monumental novels."
--Chicago Tribune
"Soulful... A book that anyone concerned with advancing social justice and human dignity should read.
--The Seattle Times
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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More personally revealing than anything Achebe has written, Home and Exile-the great Nigerian novelist's first book in more than ten years-is a major statement on the importance of stories as real sources of power, especially for those whose stories have traditionally been told by outsiders.
In three elegant essays, Achebe seeks to rescue African culture from narratives written about it by Europeans. Looking through the prism of his experiences as a student in English schools in Nigeria, he provides devastating examples of European cultural imperialism. He examines the impact that his novel Things Fall Apart had on efforts to reclaim Africa's story. And he argues for the importance of writing and living the African experience because, he believes, Africa needs stories told by Africans. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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 Best writer on this planet 25 Sept. 2012
By John A. Ramos - Published on Amazon.com
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Once again the writer describes a story with feelings and keen narration..the reader will not put it down..one must relate to the story and you will find yourself deep in thought,, Achebe is a unreconized icon..I used his "things fall apart" when I was an educator.. and the students loved it and they still recomended it to other students..literatue at is best
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love Achebe 15 Sept. 2013
By Gemma - Published on Amazon.com
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I love Achebe. So I love this collection of three of his essays. His prose is clean and concrete, he is clear and intelligent. Since these are from public lectures he gave at various points, it's easy to read them as they were meant to be engaging. A great little book for anyone interested in learning more about Achebe and postcolonial studies.
5.0 out of 5 stars A piece of Gem! 18 Sept. 2012
By Tony Montana - Published on Amazon.com
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This little book from Achebe is great for its exploration of intellectual colonization and its consequences in Africa. The presentation is fluid and elegant.....a piece of art from the master story teller and humanist. I recommend this book to all those who believe that every culture should have a place in the global table and that diversity makes the world a better place. I am a great fan of Achebe and this book has lived up to the high billing I have of him. Kudos to a great man of letters.
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting views from someone who lived in the villages when ... 10 Jan. 2015
By Alice R. Kemper - Published on Amazon.com
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Interesting views from someone who lived in the villages when the missionaries came . Not a very positive view of the missions.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 2 Dec. 2015
By Chinedu - Published on Amazon.com
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good book...
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