ERIC Number: ED351235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Two Voices from Nigeria: Nigeria through the Literature of Chinua Achebe and Buchi Emecheta.
This unit, designed for use in both history and English classes, uses excerpts from novels as a way to view Nigerian culture and history through the eyes of its people. The literature used comes primarily from the work of two of Nigeria's important novelists: Chinua Achebe and Buchi Emecheta. Both offer views from the Igbo culture of southeast Nigeria, and their characters and themes transcend this region to encompass experiences common to many Africans. The unit includes activities and questions to allow students the opportunity to analyze African literature. Different historical periods are represented so that students may examine Nigerian culture at different times and may determine areas of change and areas of continuity. A glossary of terms, a 21-item bibliography, and a curriculum evaluation form also are included. (DB)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, African Literature, Cultural Education, Fiction, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, History Instruction, Learning Activities, Novels, Secondary Education, Units of Study
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers: Emecheta (Buchi); Nigeria