Essays about: "Achebe"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 essays containing the word Achebe.

  1. 1. Hybridization of the Self, Colonial Discourse and the Deconstruction of Value Systems : A Postcolonial Literary Theory Perspective of Literature inculpating Colonialism

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Brian Burns; [2021]
    Keywords : Postcolonialism; Postcolonial Literary Theory; Hybridization; Walker; Malouf; Phillips; Achebe; Freud; Nietzsche; Bhabha; Siad; McLeod; Barry;

    Abstract : The aim of this essay is to provide a perspective on literature inculpating colonialism using postcolonial literary theory and method. The subject material incorporates four novels studied during the literature modules for the English course at Högskolan Gävle (HIG). READ MORE

  2. 2. Eastern Nigeria at the Crossroads of Culture : Cultural Hybridity in Achebe's Things Fall Apart

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Micheline Grönlund; [2020]
    Keywords : cultural hybridity; pre-colonialism; colonialism; post-colonialism; essentializing; alternating; converting; hybridizing;

    Abstract : This paper analyzes the four initial stages in the process of cultural hybridization as put forward by Chan Kwok-bun in his book Cultural Hybridity: essentializing, alternating, converting and hybridizing. These stages are examined in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart through a mapping to show how a cultural hybrid is formed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Things Fall Apart & Heart of Darkness : Colonialism: Presenting the same universal ethic in two diametrically opposite ways

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Sehten Porshe Hills; [2019]
    Keywords : colonialism; colonial; postcolonialism; postcolonial;

    Abstract : This research paper will examine the representation of colonialism in the narratives Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. The aim of this Analysis is to demonstrate that both Achebe and Conrad expressed the same universal ethic in two diametrically opposite ways. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Great Okonkwo´s Demise : A Feminist and Postcolonial Literary Analysis of the Concept of Emasculation in Things Fall Apart

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Engelska

    Author : Joakim Pårs; [2019]
    Keywords : Emasculation;

    Abstract : As the title suggests, this essay is a feminist and postcolonial literary analysis of the main character Okonkwo´s downfall and demise in acclaimed author Chinua Achebe´s 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart. A recurrent theme within the narrative is the concept of gender differences and gender roles, in the strict traditional and patriarchal system which serves as the setting of the narrative. READ MORE

  5. 5. Navigating the Contradictions of Colonial Citizenship : A Study of Chinua Achebe’s No Longer at Ease Focused on Mr Green and Obi Okonkwo

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för språkstudier

    Author : Cecilia Carlsson; [2019]
    Keywords : postcolonial; Homi Bhaba; ambivalence; hybridity; mimicry; mockery; contact zone; power-imbalance; ‘The White Man’s Burden’; internalised oppression;

    Abstract : This thesis studies Chinua Achebe’s novel No Longer at Ease from a postcolonial perspective, specifically concentrating on its protagonist, the colonized Obi Okonkwo, and his antagonist, the colonizer Mr Green, using the theories of the literary critic Homi Bhabha. It argues that these two characters are hybrids in their ambivalent contact zone by demonstrating firstly, the coinciding presence of reciprocal feelings of sympathy/admiration and contempt, and secondly, that they are culturally cross-bred individuals. READ MORE