During the late 1800s, all of Europe was in a hurried frenzy to colonize Africa. The major powers like England, France, Belgium, and Germany scrambled for dominance in the previously "Dark" continent. Soon in our novel we will see a similar colonization occur to the tribe and village of Okonkwo. Today, we want to explore some of the motivations and reasons behind a nation's colonization of another culture and try to answer the question: Is this right? Is there ever a reason?
Here are the three sources we will be reading as we explore this complex issue:
"Europe's Colonization of Africa"
Take notes on the handout as you read.