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Question On Nigerian culture compare and contrast the feelings and the attitudes of Emecheta and Achebe The essential conflict for the culture identified by each is different Explore this Buchi Emecheta emigrated from Nigeria to London with her young husband only to find herself ultimately alone raising children in a hostile and poverty-ridden climate Through hard work and study she became an influential writer focusing on the roles of women in both the traditional and emigrant societies Her portrait of Ibo culture is a very different one from Chinua Achebes but we must bear in mind not only that she is writing as a woman but also that her novel is set long after Things Fall Apart when traditional structures have begun to malfunction seriously under the impact of urbanization Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born on November 16 1930 in Ogidi a large village in Nigeria Although he was the child of a Protestant missionary and received his early education in English his upbringing was multicultural as the inhabitants of Ogidi still lived according to many aspects of traditional Igbo formerly written as Ibo culture Achebe attended the Government College in Umuahia from 1944 to 1947 He graduated from University College Ibadan in 1953 While he was in college Achebe studied history and theology He also developed his interest in indigenous Nigerian cultures and he rejected his Christian name Albert for his indigenous one Chinua Emechetas novel deals with several issues and topics Emecheta writes of the British imperialism and its effect on the people of Nigeria Emecheta makes clear the immense importance placed on male offspring in the Nigerian Culture Emecheta also explores family ethics from a womans point of view The main character Nnu Ego is the daughter of a great Nigerian chief She is expected to have many sons With her first husband who beats her she has no children She leaves him and is married to a
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