Terri Ochiagha

Terri Ochiagha is a teaching fellow in modern African history at King’s College London, specializing in Nigerian cultural and literary history, colonial whiteness and, most recently, embodied orientalism and the culture of taste in Morocco. Her first book, Achebe and Friends at Umuahia: The Making of a Literary Elite, won the African Studies Association UK’s Fage & Oliver Prize in 2015.

Listed in: African Studies · African History · Literary Criticism, Africa

In the accessible and concise A Short History of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Terri Ochiagha asks new questions and brings wider attention to unfamiliar but crucial elements of the story, including new insights into questions of canonicity, and into literary, historiographical, and precolonial aesthetic influences.