Pre-Colonialism And Post-Colonialism In Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

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This paper reflects the novel “Things Fall Apart” written by Chinua Achebe in 1958. Achebe gives an overview of pre-colonialism and post-colonialism on Igbo, detailing how local traditions and cultural practices can “fall apart” in some scenarios through some introduced, externally created hassles elevated because of colonization. The protagonist named Okonkwo mentioned in the story is a proof showing the lifestyle of the tribe. My main objective and focus is to lay emphasis on Africa specifically the Igbo society, before and after the arrival of the Europeans in Umuofia community; the results of their arrival concerning Igbo culture, thus leading to the clash of cultures between the two categories. I will also draw on post-colonialism with respect to globalization. Firstly, let me start with what pre-colonialism entails, pre-colonialism simply means before the colonial rule or colonialism. It occurred Before the 19th century when Igbo community used have their ways and systems of living such as the judicial system that are based on the belief that their ancestors have transferred on to them regarding their culture. Their judiciary are led by the most elderly men of the community whose knowledge is applied in the gods of their forefathers to take care of them and give value-free regulations. They don’t believe that anything can happen on its own without any cause, for example the case of Unoka who
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