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Hopes and Impediments : Selected Essays - 90 edition

Hopes and Impediments : Selected Essays (ISBN10: 038541479X; ISBN13: 9780385414791)
ISBN13: 978-0385414791
ISBN10: 038541479X

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ISBN10: 0385247303

Summary: One of most provocative and original voices in contemporary literature, Chinua Achebe here considers the place of literature and art in our society in a collection of essays spanning his best writing and lectures from the last twenty-three years. For Achebe, overcoming Eurocentrism in our appreciation of works of the imagination goes hand in hand with eradicating the destructive effects of racism and injustice in Western society. He reveals impediments that still sta
nd in the way of open, equal dialogue between Africans and Europeans, between blacks and whites, but also instills us with hope that they will soon be overcome.
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Summary: One of most provocative and original voices in contemporary literature, Chinua Achebe here considers the place of literature and art in our society in a collection of essays spanning his best writing and lectures from the last twenty-three years. For Achebe, overcoming Eurocentrism in our appreciation of works of the imagination goes hand in hand with eradicating the destructive effects of racism and injustice in Western society. He reveals impediments that still stand in the way of open, equal dialogue between Africans and Europeans, between blacks and whites, but also instills us with hope that they will soon be overcome.
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Edition/Copyright: 90
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Anchor Press
Published: 09/28/1990
International: No



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