International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | English Language and Literature | India | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017 | Rating: 6.3 / 10


The Impact of Colonization and Cultural Change on the Igbo People: A Study of Chinua Achebes Novel Things Fall Apart

Banik Aparna | Dawar Shobharam


Abstract: The aim of the study is to critically examine the impact of colonization and cultural change on the Igbo people as depicted in Chinua Achebes Things Fall Apart. The novel is divided into three parts in which the second and the third part introduce the influence of British Colonialism and cultural change on the Igbo community. This novel concentrates more on tribal life and the impact of colonization. An attempt is also made to show how the arrival of white missionaries and colonial administrative gradually started to question and destroyed that traditional life of Igbo people by involving political system, in the place of traditional Igbo on. The novel also depicts conflict in Igbo society partly generated by the impact of European colonialism and partly by tension within the society itself.


Keywords: Colonization, cultural change, society, colonial encounter


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,


Pages: 830 - 832


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