The Resource Chinua Achebe : Africa's voice, Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Chinua Achebe : Africa's voice, Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Label
Chinua Achebe : Africa's voice
Title
Chinua Achebe
Title remainder
Africa's voice
Statement of responsibility
Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Title variation
Africa's voice
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Things Fall Apart has been translated into 50 languages, has sold over 8 million copies, and is considered one of the 20th century's literary masterpieces. This program analyzes the impact Chinua Achebe and his writings have had on world literature, as well as his influence as an editor and a spokesman for a generation of African writers. Dr. Achebe, noted professors Abiola Irele and Gerald Graff, and Charles Larson, editor of the anthology Under African Skies, discuss the characterization, social implications, and levels of interpretation of Things Fall Apart. Vital concepts indigenous to the Ibos of southeastern Nigeria such as oral culture, reincarnation, and negotiation-concepts essential to a deep understanding of the novel-are also presented. This program is an indispensable supplement to Achebe's best-known novel that elucidates Nigerian history and culture and the impact of colonialism
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Runtime
61
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Chinua Achebe : Africa's voice, Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Link
http://catalog.forsythpl.org/polaris/custom/videoLogin.aspx?url=9050
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 19, 2005
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trailblazer of African Literature (1:59) -- Plot of "Things Fall Apart" (3:47) -- Positive Aspects of Unoka (2:17) -- Okankwo in "Things Fall Apart" (3:01) -- Separating Fiction and Reality (2:46) -- Achebe's Early Life and Training (3:43) -- Achebe: Pioneer of African Literature (6:22) -- Universal Themes in "Things Fall Apart" (3:13) -- European Colonialism in Africa (3:38) -- Achebe's Narrative Style and Point of View (6:36) -- African Proverbs in "Things Fall Apart" (1:51) -- Achebe: Mentor and Inspiration (2:59) -- Complexities of Achebe's Novel (2:38) -- Achebe's Explanation of Reincarnation (3:09) -- Ibo Culture in "Things Fall Apart" (7:17) -- Universal Themes in "Things Fall Apart" (3:18)
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 streaming video file (61 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Publisher number
9050
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100009050
  • (FOD)100009050
System details
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
  • Mode of access: Internet
Video recording format
other
Label
Chinua Achebe : Africa's voice, Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Link
http://catalog.forsythpl.org/polaris/custom/videoLogin.aspx?url=9050
Publication
Note
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 19, 2005
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trailblazer of African Literature (1:59) -- Plot of "Things Fall Apart" (3:47) -- Positive Aspects of Unoka (2:17) -- Okankwo in "Things Fall Apart" (3:01) -- Separating Fiction and Reality (2:46) -- Achebe's Early Life and Training (3:43) -- Achebe: Pioneer of African Literature (6:22) -- Universal Themes in "Things Fall Apart" (3:13) -- European Colonialism in Africa (3:38) -- Achebe's Narrative Style and Point of View (6:36) -- African Proverbs in "Things Fall Apart" (1:51) -- Achebe: Mentor and Inspiration (2:59) -- Complexities of Achebe's Novel (2:38) -- Achebe's Explanation of Reincarnation (3:09) -- Ibo Culture in "Things Fall Apart" (7:17) -- Universal Themes in "Things Fall Apart" (3:18)
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 streaming video file (61 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Publisher number
9050
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100009050
  • (FOD)100009050
System details
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
  • Mode of access: Internet
Video recording format
other
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