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'A bloody racist': about Achebe's view of Conrad

By Cedric Watts


In opposition to Achebe, I argue that 'Heart of Darkness' (1899) was, by the standards of its times, remarkably anti-racist and anti-imperialist. I show that it has various features in common with Achebe's novel, 'Things Fall Apart'. Conrad and Achebe, I suggest, are 'on the same side'

Publisher: Modern Humanities Research Association
Year: 1983
DOI identifier: 10.2307/3508121
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