An Image of Africa/ The Trouble with Nigeria

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‘An Image of Africa’ asserts Achebe’s belief in Joseph Conrad as a ‘bloody racist’ whose novel ‘Heart of Darkness’ perpetuates damaging stereotypes of black people. In ‘The Trouble With Nigeria’, Achebe delivers a searing outpouring of his frustrations with his country.

ISBN: 9780141192581 Author: Achebe, Chinua Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 26th August 2010 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 960.3 (edition:22) Pages: 87 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , , ,

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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