Chinua Achebe: An Anthology of Recent Criticism
Edited by Mala Pandurang
 
This critical anthology brings together some of the major contemporary revaluations of the entire oeuvre of Chinua Achebe. The contributors, accomplished scholars from across the globe, probe a wide range of issues that have profoundly engaged Achebe, including neo-colonial appropriations in post-independence times, alternative paradigms of identity-formation and cultural resistance, affirmative uses of oral linguistic tradition, representation of the feminine (gender) in the authorís narratives, and his persistent efforts to liberate African criticism from Euro-centric stereotypes. The volume unfolds, through multiple theoretical and critical frameworks, the incredible literary journey of Achebe, his creative and intellectual output, and his personal and societal re-discovery.

 

Mala Pandurang is Head of the Department of English at Dr BMN College, Mumbai. She is also a Post-doctoral Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn. Most recently, she was awarded a Fulbright Grant and was Visiting Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, USA. Her publications include Postcolonial African Fiction: The Crisis of Consciousness (New Delhi: 1997); Articulating Gender (co-ed.) (New Delhi: 2000); Vikram Seth: Multiple Locations, Multiple Affiliations (Jaipur: 2002); and Mediating Indian Writing in English: German Responses (co-ed.) (Jaipur: 2005 and Berlin: 2006).

 

Contributors : Mala Pandurang, Anuradha Ghosh, Mary E. Modupe Kolawale, Kwadwo Osei-Nyame, Roopali Sircar, Reema Kansal and Amit Sarwal, Anjali Roy, Viney Kirpal, Debashish Lahiri, Russell McDougall, Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo, Anke Bartels, Peter T. Simatei, Obiwu, Chima Anyadike and Ike Anya.

 

ISBN 81-85753-73-3           2010           256 pp           Rs.495 (hb)