This study guide will help you analyze the short story “Dead Men’s Path” (1953) by Chinua Achebe. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) was a Nigerian poet, novelist, and literary critic. His works explore African traditions and how they sometimes contradict with Western values. His most popular work is The African Trilogy which includes the novels Things Fall Apart (1958), No Longer at Ease (1960) and Arrow of God (1964). He also published a short story collection titled Girls at War and Other Stories (1972) and a non-fiction work titled Africa’s Tarnished Name (1997).
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