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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 423) Last page : ( 426)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00072.4

Chinua achebe's things fall apart as a counter discourse to european canonical literature

Rather Muzaffar Ahmad*

PhD Research Scholar, Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University-202002

*Corresponding Author Email: muzaffar1319@gmail.com

Online published on 21 August, 2018.

Abstract

Colonization created an opportunity for the colonizers to create bipartite in the colonies for their own designs. Colonial discourse created by the. Western authors is primarily concerned with the culture, traditions or the way of living with the Colonized people. Contrary to this, Post-colonial discourse and Achebe's Things Fall Apart writes back to the centre orchestrated by the west by questioning and countering the Colonial discourses. The novel definitely is an anti-imperialist discourse because of the depiction of the Igbo society in particular and African culture in large. Achebe's novel aptly counters the discourse created by the western writers through their Literature. The paper examines and uncovers Chinua Achebe representation of Igbo culture as a counter to the European culture. Besides, the paper will try to reveal the Chinua Achebe motive of reclaiming and restoring the Igbo culture and society after firmly and sternly highlighting the high handedness of Colonial masters on his soil.

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Keywords

Discourse, Colonial, Culture, African, Europeans.

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