Adichie in Dialogue with Achebe: Clash of Cultures in Half of a Yellow Sun

  • G. Niranjana Assistant Professor Karpagam Academy of Higher Education Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India


As of late, Chimamanda Adichie has turned out to be successful to the point that the inevitable connection made among her and Chinua Achebe, which may once have been portrayed regarding their clan and style of fiction, can now securely be recognized as far as their prosperity and centrality inside African literature. This does not just reflect on Achebe's influence on Adichie, or, so far as that is concerned, the tension of such an influence, yet additionally on our comprehension of Achebe and his heritage. Embracing an adage supported by Achebe—"wherever something stands, something else will stand beside it" (Achebe Morning 133)— Adichie is presently firmly standing close to him.

In this journal, I will analyze Adichie's tale half of a Yellow Sun as "standing beside" Chinua Achebe's chronicled books, Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God. I will contend that the affinity between the two creators accentuates heap parallels between Adichie's treatment of the Biafran war and Achebe's commitment with imperialism; for what expansionism was to Achebe's age, the Biafran war was to Adichie's age. These parallels, I accept, are significant in comprehension the manner by which the recorded procedure keeps on enveloping in the creative ability of a network, especially through its writing. The distribution of Achebe's There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra (2012) features the unremitting requirement for portrayal of the past, in a procedure of individual and public compromise what's more, rehash.


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NIRANJANA, G.. Adichie in Dialogue with Achebe: Clash of Cultures in Half of a Yellow Sun. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 8, p. 8, aug. 2019. ISSN 2582-3574. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 feb. 2020.