Comment on An Image of Africa

Chinua Achebe’s (1930-2013) critique and accusations of Joseph Conrad’s novella “Heart of Darkness” as a racistic novella is interesting. Although my analysis of this novella concluded that Heart of Darkness was Europe then, nevertheless I agree with Achebe’s analysis about the invisibility of the “negros” and their characterization in the novella. This is a great artistic masterpience; nevertheless, occupied people, whether in Nigeria then, or Palestine today, has absolute right to reevaluate all art or literary work written about them, seen through their authentic views; that is more credible and sincere than the other’s views: especially when they have a black colonial past.

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