International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Linguistics | India | Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015


Chinua Achebe: An Exemplar in the Postcolonial Epoch

K. Sivasankar | Dr. V. Ganesan [2]


Abstract: The impact of colonization and its aftermath have created indelible political and identity crisis in many countries. Though most countries have achieved their independence and self governing status, they are still experiencing the exploitation under neocolonialism. The perennial problems since colonization in these countries is getting rid of the brutal colonial legacy in most formerly colonized countries has been its life sapping challenges for its people to show their real cultural identity to establish the real colonial-legacy-free country. In order to create such country many writers from the so called third world countries took up writing in English as weapon to destabilize not only colonial mind but even the neocolonialism of today. Chinua Achebe is one among the writers who dedicated his life for creating new Nigeria, free from the influence of others. This paper is a simple attempt to highlight Achebes efforts through writing in decolonizing the mind of his people inducing assertiveness against the Europeans false ideology.


Keywords: Chinua Achebe, Colonialism, Identity, Writing


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,


Pages: 489 - 492


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