By Terri Ochiagha

this is often the 1st in-depth scholarly research of the literary awakening of the younger intellectuals who grew to become referred to as Nigeria's "first-generation" writers within the post-colonial interval. Terri Ochiagha's examine makes a speciality of Chinua Achebe, Elechi Amadi, Chike Momah, Christopher Okigbo and Chukwuemeka Ike, and in addition discusses the reviews of Gabriel Okara, Ken Saro-Wiwa and I.C. Aniebo, within the contextof their schooling within the Thirties, Nineteen Forties and Fifties at executive collage, Umuahia. the writer presents clean views on Postcolonial and international literary methods, colonial schooling in British Africa, literary representations of colonialism and Chinua Achebe's seminal place in African literature. She demonstrates how all the writers used this very specific schooling to form their ownvisions of the area within which they operated and examines the consequences that this had for African literature as a whole.

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Terri Ochiagha holds one of many prestigious British Academy Newton overseas Fellowships (2014-16) hosted by means of the varsity of English, college of Sussex. She used to be formerly a Senior affiliate Member of St Antony's collage, collage of Oxford.

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