Promotion of Igbo Culture in Chinua Achebe’s Girls at War and Other Stories

Abstract

This paper shows that Chinua Achebe promotes Igbo culture by producing a short fiction marked by an Africanized English and an Igbophilized thematics, which reveal at best Achebe’s preoccupations about the preservation of the Igbo traditional values threatened by the white man’s civilization. The “Africanization” of English and the thematic “Igbophilization” make the author into a language “reinventor” and an “ancestor worshipper”.

Keywords: Achebe, Africanized English, Igbo culture, Igbophilized thematics, Promotion


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