Post-Colonial Literature In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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Abstract:
Chinua Achebe, the recipient of Man Booker International Prize,2007, has one interest which is to be responsible to the fate or destiny of his people and society. Achebe as an African writer, his writing especially novels portray the various colors and texture of the post-colonial African reality.
Observations such as socio-psychological impacts influence the author and so the literature. Hence, the post-colonial literature is described in The Empire Writes Back, as "what each of these literatures has in common beyond their special and distinctive regional characteristics is that they emerged in their present form out of the experience of colonization and asserted themselves by foregrounding the tension with the imperial power and by emphasizing their difference from the assumptions of the imperial center. It is this which makes them distinctively post-colonial". (1)
As a result, Achebe’s novels are a medium of social complaint and a politically placid one as well. In this regard, this paper is an attempt to reflect some of African things that fell apart, changed, and converted in the post-colonial period that is too vividly mirrored in Achebe’s masterpiece Things Fall Apart.
Introduction:
…[A] single canvas, Guernica, by Picasso himself could so frighten the state machinery of Spanish fascism. For how could a mere painting on canvas exercise such awe unless in some way it accorded with, or had a disquieting relationship to, recognizable reality?
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