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An Analysis of Chinua Achebe's An Image of Africa - pr_20681

An Analysis of Chinua Achebe's An Image of Africa

Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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Few works of scholarship have so comprehensively recast an existing debate as Chinua Achebe's essay on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Achebe - a highly distinguished Nigerian novelist and university teacher - looked with fresh eyes at a novel that was set in Africa, but in which Africans appear only as onlookers or as indistinguishable "savages". Dismissing the prevailing portrayal of Joseph Conrad as a liberal hero whose anti-imperialist views insulated him from significant criticism, Achebe re-cast the Polish author as a "bloody racist" in an analysis so cogent it changed the way in which his discipline looked not only at Conrad, but also at all works with settings indicative of racial conflict. The creative contribution of Achebe's essay lies in delving far beneath the surface of Conrad's novel; he not only generated new and highly influential hypotheses about the author's modes of thought and motivations, but also redefined the entire debate over Heart of Darkness. Just because the novel had been accepted into the "canon", and now falls into the class of "permanent literature", Achebe says, does not mean we should not question it closely - or criticize its author.

Product code: 9781912127771

ISBN 9781912127771
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129
Series The Macat Library
No. Of Pages 88
Publisher Macat International Limited
Few works of scholarship have so comprehensively recast an existing debate as Chinua Achebe's essay on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.