On National Culture and the Projective Past: Mythology, Nationalism, and the Heritage of Biafra in Contemporary Nigerian Narrative

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Abstract

The article focuses on the use of Nigerian national culture within the books "GraceLand," by Chris Abani and "Half of a Yellow Sun," by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The author discusses the historical context of the Biafran War within both novels, explores how each book utilizes aspects of cultural ownership and traditionalism, and examines the implications of memory and mythology within the works.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-208
Number of pages21
JournalClio: a Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History
Volume42
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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