ART 353 - Sept 22 Things Fall Apart

ART 353 - Sept 22 Things Fall Apart - Things Fall Apart...

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Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe 1959) A sense of the different roles masquerades might play in a community. Understand the way Achebe uses masquerade as a means of marking key moments in plot and moving the story forward. Begin to have a sense of some of the differences that occur when looking at a culture from within vs. writing as an outside observer. Achebe Multicultural upbringing Graduated in 1953 – studied history and theology – developed in indigenous Nigerian culture After graduating, he found a literary movement which drew on indigenous oral traditions – incorporated them into his plays, poetry, etc. A time period of heightened anti-colonial mentality: book written a year after Ghana gained independence o Pan-African is their ideological approaches o Political leaders realized the importance of mass protest against colonialism o Relied on family and community to spread word Where does the action take place? Umuofia clan in Nigeria, Mbanta, Umuofia clan in Nigeria
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course ART 353 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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