Final paper of the course requires you to describe the African novelist Chinua Achebeâ€™s theory of the novel as a genre and an art form as elaborated in his essay â€œAn Image of Africaâ€ (which we are reading as a class) and then to discuss how his novel Things Fall Apart, our last major reading requirement of the semester, is a specific exampleof that particular theory of the novel in action: use specific evidence or elements from Things Fall Apartto show how that work is the kind of novel Achebe believes should be written, based, again, on his essay â€œAn Image of Africa.â€
Some concrete points and a rough timeline for the paper follow:
1. It needs to be a minimum of five (5) pages, not counting MLA Works Cited page.
2. Minimum of two (2) required sources: â€œAn Image of Africaâ€ and Things Fall Apart. I will provide you with full citation information for â€œAn Image of Africa.â€ Please note that you are not required or encouraged to do outside research for this paper; however, if you consult and use any source other than the above two, you have to provide full citations.