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What aspects of pre-colonial Igbo culture does Achebe seem to question or criticize?

Achebe seems to criticize the blind adherence to traditions without proper judgement as to why they were set up and if they still work to nurture their society as a whole. He (MORE)

Does Achebe seem to validate the belief in ogbanje?

Achebe validates the belief in ogbanje by describing Ezinma's story about finding her iyi-uwa as something the entire tribe becomes concerned about.
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Who is Chinua Achebe?

He was a Nigerian novelist (1930 November 16 - 2013 March 21). He is famous for his book "Things Fall Apart", detailing the life of native Nigerians before and during its colo (MORE)

What is the theme of the story The Voter by Chinua Achebe?

The Voter by Chinua Achebe is about choices between tradition or  modernity. Roof, a bicycle repairman, is given the opportunity to  run a political campaign. He aims to do (MORE)

Why did Chinua Achebe write Things Fall Apart?

Things Fall Apart was written to describe Nigerian culture and the effects of European colonization upon it. It was also a response to the Western beliefs that the Africans we (MORE)

What is a summary of the story The Voter by Chinua Achebe?

A man has to choose between voting for the guy he's campaining for  or the other guy (who paid him) in this short story, set in Africa  (time period not given.)
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Why did Albert Chinualumogu Achebe change his name?

He didn't change it but shortened Chinualumogu to Chinua. Shortening names without leaving any doubt of it's meaning is very common in the Igbo ethnic group from which he hail (MORE)