An Image Of Africa by Chinua Achebe

"An Image of Africa" is a critical essay that explores the portrayal of Africa and Africans in Western literature, focusing particularly on Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness." The author argues that Conrad, despite being celebrated as a paragon of modernist literature, presents Africa as an antithesis to Europe and civilization, and Africans as culturally and humanly inferior. This work challenges the implicit racism in treating Africa as merely a backdrop for the breakdown of Europeans, urging a reevaluation of how African people and their cultures are depicted in literature and beyond.

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Published
1975
Nationality
Nigerian
Type
Fiction
Pages
24
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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