The Outer Space : Representations of White Bodies in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart [abstract]
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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart uses white bodies to connote abnormalcy in African culture at the start of colonialism. Written as a counter-hegemonic strategical novel in response to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, the novel, then, positions African bodies as they should be in the discourse on colonialism: at the center. Positioned at the center, these African bodies tell a story of the use of time and space in African communities, Igbo spirituality, and the extremely organized civilization of Africa before colonialism.
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