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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Review: An Image of AfricaUser Review - Yorkshiresoul - Goodreads
Two essays by Achebe. In the first he de-constructs Heart Of Darknes and re-presents it as an essentially racist work. In this he seems to echo sentiments expressed by Edward Said in Orientalism, that ... Read full review
Review: An Image of AfricaUser Review - Dyanna - Goodreads
This might be an old book written in the 70's or 80's but i feel it resonates somewhat to current Msian politics up to a certain degree, which is amusing. I wonder if Nigeria has improved a lot since this book was written? Read full review