A Comparison Of Cultural Conflicts In Literature

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The world is made up of people from different cultures. Culture refers to the beliefs, values and norms that an individual identifies. Since different people identify with different cultures, it is not uncommon to find people from different cultures experience a cultural clash, which results in a conflict. Cultural conflict has been defined as a kind of antagonism that occurs whenever there is a clash between different cultural beliefs and values. Sociologists note that cultural conflicts are among the most difficult conflicts to solve because of the differences in beliefs. They argue that the cultural conflicts tend to increase whenever the cultural differences manifest in politics. Because of the high prevalence of cultural conflicts in the society, scholars have written many books most of which centers on cultural conflicts as the main theme. Some of the novels that have centered on cultural conflicts as the main theme include the “Colonization of Africa" by Ehiedu E.G. Iweriebor, "Insecurity” by Neil Bissoondath, "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe, "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad, and "Miguel Street" by V. S. Naipaul. This document will discuss cultural conflict as a theme as portrayed in the five novels. Ehiedu E. G. Iweriebor is one of the African writers who have written widely on the challenges that Africans faced at the hands of the European imperialists during the colonial era. His novel, Colonization of Africa centers mainly on the cultural clash between

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