An Image of Africa; The Trouble with Nigeria

Beautifully written yet highly controversial, An Image of Africa asserts Achebe’s belief in Joseph Conrad as a ‘bloody racist’ and his conviction that Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness only serves to perpetuate damaging stereotypes of black people. Also included is The Trouble with Nigeria, Achebe’s searing outpouring of his frustrations with his country.

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“An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness” is the published and amended version of the second Chancellor’s Lecture given by Chinua Achebe at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in February 1975. The essay was included in his 1988 collection, Hopes and Impediments. The text is considered to be part of the postcolonial critical movement, which advocates to Europeans the consideration of the viewpoints of non-European nations, as well as peoples coping with the effects of colonialism.
Weight 82 g
Dimensions 110 × 182 × 6 mm
Weight 82 g
Dimensions 110 × 182 × 6 mm
Author

Chinua Achebe