American Journal of Social Science Research
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American Journal of Social Science Research, Vol.1, No.3, Aug. 2015, Pub. Date: Jun. 8, 2015
A Review of Crime and Punishment in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart
Pages: 121-124 Views: 721 Downloads: 1874
Authors
[01] Ojo Matthias Olufemi Dada, Department of Sociology, Crawford University of the Apostolic Faith Mission, Igbesa, Ogun State Nigeria.
[02] Ayodele Abel Olurotimi, General Studies Unit, Crawford University of the Apostolic Faith Mission, Igbesa, Ogun State Nigeria.
Abstract
Late Chinua Achebe was a celebrated and an outstanding novelist in Africa and the rest of the world. He was born on 16th of November 1930 in Ogidi, few miles to the north – east of Onitsha in Anambra State of Nigeria. He attended Government College, Umuahia and later attended University College, Ibadan where he read English, History and Religious Studies. He graduated with B. A degree in 1953. Chinua Achebe wrote his first novel, “Things Fall apart’’ in 1958 as a young writer at the tender age of twenty – eight. This was followed by “No Longer at Ease” in 1960, “Arrow of God” in 1964 and “Chike and the River” which he wrote concurrently with “Arrow of God” in 1964. In 1966, he wrote ‘‘A Man of the People”. The first two novels – “Things Fall Apart” and “No Longer at Ease” have been translated into many foreign Languages i. e. German, Italian, Spanish, Slovene, Russian, Hebrew, French, Czech and Hungarian. Things Fall Apart was selected from the list of Chinua Achebe’s novels because it serves the purpose of the reviewers more than any of his literary works, and because the book had also, not been reviewed in the areas selected. In the novel were recorded the series of crimes committed by the major and minor characters, and the punishments awarded against such crimes as reflected in the novel.
Keywords
Crime, Punishment, Okonkwo, Things Fall Apart, Novel
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