Entries Tagged as 'Achebe’s “The Image of Africa”'

‘Positions’ of reading

September 9, 2009 by hoyuying · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Reading the Achebe reading, I couldn’t help but feel that he was taking a lot of Conrad’s racism too personally. Then, in the course of reading up for my presentation, I came across a reading by Nina Pelikan Straus, “The Exclusion of the Intended from Secret Sharing in Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness””. Straus talks about […]

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The Voiceless Savage.

September 9, 2009 by ELIZABETH JOY TAN TIAN HEE · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

In Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, I was most struck by his allusion to the concept of a “voice”, a kind of tool for empowerment. To Conrad, the ability to speak and more importantly, to be understood is affirmation of one’s place and power. This is why Marlow describes his impression of Kurtz as being primarily […]

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