Conclusion: The Ends of Narration

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How Chinua Achebe arrived at his particular narrative methods that draw on oral tradition in prose fiction partly involves the mystery of artistic inspiration. What is clear, though, is that he recognized that a powerful resource was available to him in the implementation of a new kind of novel about West Africa. By melding African oral tradition with the novelistic form that he learned mainly through Western authors, Achebe tapped into a powerful residual storytelling bond.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAfrican Histories and Modernities
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameAfrican Histories and Modernities
ISSN (Print)2634-5773
ISSN (Electronic)2634-5781

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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