Postcolonial African Literature: An analysis of the Clash between Africa and Europe

Mohamed Gassama & Anwar Saleh

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The aim of our project has been to uncover the colonial and postcolonial image of Africa in literature. We have made a historic, literary and cultural analysis of based on Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” (1958) and we include putting Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” into perspective. Through our analysis we argue that Chinua Achebe intended to change the image of Africa/ the Igbo society in responds to Conrad’s novel in a balanced approach which includes the positive and negative aspects of the culture. Furthermore we discuss whether Conrad’s novel can be interpreted as derogatory to African, Colonials or mankind as a whole. We supplement our analysis with theories from Robert Wren, Austen J. Shelton and C.P. Sarvan.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2012
VejledereKirsten Holst Pedersen


  • Postcolonialism