Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Revisionist History: British Imperialism and the Dark Continent

The clash of cultures that we will discuss as we read Things Fall Apart was also the motivation behind the writing of the novel itself. Today we want to explore the conflicting ideologies behind the creation of this work.

Achebe's Interview: http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/interviews/ba2000-08-02.htm


Kipling's Article :http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/kipling/rkimperialism.html

Kipling Poem: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5478/

How does Achebe's view of African culture clash with the idea of Jingoism (British Imperialism)?

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