He published Things Fall Apart in 1959. It was a response to other novels that depicted Africa as primordial and cultureless. Achebe was able to illustrate religion, race, and culture amongst other topics from both African and European viewpoints due to his English education and European exposure. Things Fall Apart was to be a responds to the colonial accounts of Africa, therefore the book took a political standing. Many of his novels address the post-colonial social and political issues that Nigeria still faces.
Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe (born 16 November 1930) popularly known as Chinua Achebe ( /ˈtʃɪnwɑː əˈtʃɛbeɪ/) is a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He is best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.  Raised by his parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies. He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student. After graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service and soon moved to the metropolis of Lagos.
Another time ethos was demonstrated was when Richard was reading. While reading he said, “I looked at the other book; it was called Prejudices. I knew what that word meant; I heard it all my life. And right off I was on guard against Mencken’s books” (248). The word prejudice was significant enough to change his mind about Mencken.
Adam Hochschild, King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999). Review submitted by: Abigail Wagoner History 103, Sec. 216 January 31, 2014 Adam Hochschild, the author of King Leopold’s Ghost, is a well-known writer whose main job is that of journalism. However, when Hochschild was a college student, he spent time in South Africa which led him to begin writing books about difficult periods in history. He has since then written five books and, in 2012, received an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
People on the streets of San Francisco and New York, Indianapolis, and Miami know about but do not believe in either werewolves or unicorns. How, then, in such an age, for such an audience, does any contemporary writer create a compelling novel or short story based on a myth? A good number of writers have done it, of course, but among them Peter Beagle is one of the very best. In The Last Unicorn (1968) and Lila the Werewolf (1974), Beagle manages to give his readers fresh, contemporary versions of both the unicorn myth and the werewolf legend while retaining all the traditional and satisfying familiar elements of
The island also never really had any native people. The Antiguans are just descendants from the slaves brought in by the Europeans. Because Antigua wasn’t native to anyone, the ones that called themselves “Antiguans” spoke broken English; there was no native language. Antigua has not changed from how it was then to how it is now, “[It has] no industrial revolution, no revolution of any kind, no Age of Anything, no world wars, no decades of turbulence balanced by decades of calm; nothing then, natural or unnatural, to leave a mark on their character” (150). There is no real history behind Antigua and this makes it sort of an outcast when compared to other countries with historical backgrounds and origins.
He believes that Conrad has promoted a stereotypical Western image of Africa as a place with no culture or customs, making the inhabitants seem to be like mere animals with human-like features 2) Discuss what new light the article shed on your reading. The article brought many subtle nuances of Conrad’s writing to my attention. I now see the difference in the characterization he gives to the Europeans and Africans. The differences may have seemed justified when I read it but the article shows how this contrast exists throughout the entire novel and cannot be accidental. The article has shown me how a well -written book in the and high respected in literature world can still have flaws and elements of racism.
In the novel there are great similarities between his life and the events in the book during the time of World War I. Many of the events in A Farewell to Arms is direct from Hemingway’s life only minor changes such as names and events that were a little graphic and hard to explain in the novel. In A Farewell to Arms, Hemingway uses autobiography to represent his life in the novel. An autobiography is a telling of one’s own life in any form of media. There is also the element of romance in the novel.
Book Review For our semester book review, I chose to read the book Parasite Rex, written by Carl Zimmer. The book covered everything to do with parasites, from how they may harm us to how they are actually in some ways beneficial. At first I was a little apprehensive reading this book, but I quickly was very interested in the subject. Zimmer not only was able to relate facts to a general audience and his fellow colleagues, but he also raised many questions and instead of giving a biased answer, he was able to show both sides to the argument. Throughout the book I felt like overall the main purpose of the author was to inform the general public, along with other people in his field, about not only different types of parasites and their functions, but also how they relate to us and our world.
His Heart of Darkness brought the atrocities and hypocrisies to the hearts and minds of readers across civilization. Though some would argue otherwise, this novel is amongst the earliest of Modernist writings because of the numerous elements such as literary techniques that are strange and upset the reader, new and unused subject matter not mentioned before this time, and experimentation in the literature. Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is the story of a river boat captain on the Congo River who finds himself thrust into the harsh lands of savage men. Here he meets the great and almost almighty Kurtz. This is the story shown in the exact text.