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An Annotated Bibliography




An Annotated Bibliography

Ogede, O. (2001). Oral Tradition and Modern Storytelling: Revisiting Chinua Achebe's

Short Stories. International Fiction Review, 28(1).

Ogede's goal of writing this essay is to rekindle interest in the short history of Achebe.

According to him, Achebe's role as a short stories’ writer cannot match that of other world-

famous writers. Although the new Achebe novels so influence the traditional narrative, this has

surprisingly escaped the attention of its critics. Ogede notes that some critics have tried to

completely deny Achebe's oral heritage, since his long-time partner, Ossie Enekwe, who

supports Achebe "has developed as a writer in an environment where the form of short stories is

not taken seriously. Achebe takes his heritage seriously, and for this, he wrote "Dead man's

path," a story that shows the conflict between the value systems and visions of the world. Ogede

also says that when the subject of his stories is light, is still able to capture the interest of the

reader with reasonable technical narration, as is clearly shown "the madman", which presents the

first story of the collection, is titled Ozo, one of the most prestigious awards of the community,

when suddenly he saw a change in luck, his fate is similar to that of Okonkwo in Achebe's novel,

Things Fall Apart, and Ogede prevailed in his analysis of the work Chinua Achebe, the

world created by the extension of the European domain was unfair. Instead of achieving equality

supported by Europeans, its rule maliciously substitutes another, because instead of privileges

and respect determined by birth, the superposition of colonial rank dominion or social status

based on the assimilation of the cultural model of Europe. Ogede also says that Christianity and

school were not only the leading institutions of Europeanization but also rights and social status.

Such a change of luck is not a viable solution to the problem of intolerance; Therefore, Achebe

has made this story an illustrative representation of a successful marriage between a child and a

free osu, so it is a significant update to the now uncomfortable novel.