The Pain of Colonization

“Things Fall Apart,” written by Chinua Achebe, and V. S. Naipaul’s “A Bend in the River” are seen as sequels by many people. Both novels contain introspective reflection on the practices of western modernity as well as the meaning of life. Furthermore, both authors differ from many post-colonial writers because they display a more painful…

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Africans Criticize Their Own Reasons to Accept Colonialism

Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” and V. S. Naipaul’s “A Bend in The River” both have characters which represent an inner cultural struggle between African/traditional culture and the newly introduced European culture. Two characters who are clearly dealing with this struggle of cultural identity are Nwoye (the main character Okonkwo’s son in “Things Fall Apart”)…

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Interview with Hugh Pope

Cyprus 1. On Cyprus-Throughout history different countries have conquered Cyprus. We see that the land was once owned by the Ancient Greeks, then by the Italians, Ottomans, the British, Turks and currently by Cypriot Greeks and Cypriot Turks. Therefore, which one determines who should own a territory: the people who were chronologically there first (especially…

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