Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Achebe v. Conrad: The Smackdown
In all serious, what do you make of Achebe's accusations? Is Conrad really such a "bloody racist," and is his Heart of Darkness only really the working of a bloody racist, with absolutely no content of value? Is there really an inherent problem with the Western view of Africa, and if so, what is it? And why do we have it?