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By Terri Ochiagha

this can be the 1st in-depth scholarly examine 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 study specializes in Chinua Achebe, Elechi Amadi, Chike Momah, Christopher Okigbo and Chukwuemeka Ike, and likewise discusses the reports of Gabriel Okara, Ken Saro-Wiwa and I.C. Aniebo, within the contextof their schooling within the Thirties, Forties and Fifties at executive collage, Umuahia. the writer offers clean views on Postcolonial and international literary techniques, 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 realm during 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 foreign Fellowships (2014-16) hosted through the varsity of English, college of Sussex. She was once formerly a Senior affiliate Member of St Antony's university, collage of Oxford.

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