In “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness” Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe critiques Conrad’s representation of Africa and European imperialism. Discuss Achebe’s own work in light of this essay:
1. What exactly does Achebe think is wrong with Heart of Darkness?
2. How is Things Fall Apart a critique of Conrad’s interpretation of British colonization of Africa?
Cite specific passages from Achebe’s novel and essay to support your interpretation. Once you have a clear understanding of the texts, move on to evaluation and application: For example, you may wish to discuss whether or not Achebe is right that Conrad is a racist or how the concept of cultural memory might help us understand Achebe’s view of Conrad.
Your response must be at least 800 words and in APA format. Plagiarism and late work will not receive payment.