Achebe’s Glory Lies in His Style of Writing Especially in the Use of Proverbs of Oral Culture in Things Fall Apart

Tahir Saleem


The literary artist’s tool is language. He uses language to explain his character’s performances, activities, routines, inner emotions and ideas. It is apropos to say completely that techniques of writing decide the credibility and acceptability of any literature works. It has also been noticed that efficient adjustment of language in writing decides the expertise of the authors. Achebe uses proverbs as a device for delineating his characters in the selected novel ‘Things Fall Apart’. This paper therefore, thoroughly investigates some proverbs used in the literary texts and their understanding.

Keywords: language, writing techniques, proverbs, expertise, literary texts

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