Tuesday, May 13, 2008

CA thing later this month at Birkbeck

6PM WEDNESDAY, 28TH MAY, 2008

PUBLIC LECTURE
(ARTS WEEK)

“The Influence of Chinua Achebe on some Contemporary Writers”

By

Professor Elleke Boehmer,
(Professor of World Literature in English, Oxford University)

CHAIR: Dr Mpalive Msiska(Birkbeck)


ROOM 532, MALET STREET,
BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON,
LONDON WC1E 7HX
m.msiska@english.bbk.ac.uk

2 comments:

Anonymous,  1:05 pm  

I opened Ngozi Adichie's fist book and saw the fist line: "things started to fall apart when..." and thought "you're going to have to be bloody brilliant now to get away with that." I didn't think it was.
In Half of a yellow sun there are more "influences" -actually I'd say direct lifts- including (just off the top of my head) the housegirl crying out another persons name when Ugwu is having sex with her.
its a good book, but such direct lifts don't do her talent any favours

Anonymous,  7:13 am  

Oh nom another Achebe event. Count me out. I'm bored already with this shrining, really!

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