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Elements of Postcolonial Literature Studies in Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart"

Authors: Umar Mohammed Hadejia

Country: Nigeria View / Download Full Text PDF File


Abstract: Abstract
This paper is written after a thorough reading of Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart in order to reveal his mindset against white man’s invasion of his native land as a trend setter of postcolonial literature in Nigeria. It takes into consideration how African postcolonial writers view colonialism and its tragic effects felt by their peoples and their individual countries at large after decolonization. The research, in the first instance, defines colonialism, post colonialism and will also examine postcolonial theory so as to see what it focuses upon. The research work will, furthermore, discuss the features of post-colonial literature and eventually make known the objectives of postcolonial writing i.e. what triggers them to resist the imposition of the white man’s culture and identity upon them (colonized) as well as how they render the resistance through revisiting and glorifying their history, culture, identities etc.

Keywords: Colonialism, Decolonization, Postcolonialism, Postcolonial Theory


Paper Id: 1410

Published On: 2022-03-20

Published In: Volume 10, Issue 2, March-April 2022

Cite This: Elements of Postcolonial Literature Studies in Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" - Umar Mohammed Hadejia - IJIRMPS Volume 10, Issue 2, March-April 2022.

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