Traditional Danger and Chinua Achebe

Traditional Danger

Before teaching and spending his last years in America, Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian activist who was an important leading figure during and after the Nigerian Civil War. He is most commonly known for his book called “Things Fall Apart”, one of the most academically read African piece of literature. Achebe used to be a professor at Bard College meaning that this author was greatly concerned about education. This is well reflected through his work on the collection “Girls at War and other stories.” In this compilation, the majoritarily discussed theme is the conflict between “Tradition and Modernity.” Even though modernity, is often represented as the white ...

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society. When a professional medicine-man examine him, Nwibe is taken for ill and bonded to a deity. His case is seen as desperate by his surroundings whereas one from another culture might think that Nwibe went through a fury like some people do on bad days. This put him in a situation in which his precious social status was at big risk until another medicine-man came to “cure Nwibe from his madness.” Altho this story ends fairly well, it could have had a much more dramatic bustle. Nwibe’s life could have been totally ruined do to a lack of emotional and psychological understanding from the Igbo culture.
Ignorance often leads to controversy. Chinua Achebe portrays ignorance through youth. Akueke, in the story holding her name, is a young girl said to have caught the “swelling belly disease.” Akueke is obviously pregnant. Obviously for those who have been taught about human reproduction, menstrual cycles, etc. She is not part of those lucky ones. Instead Akueke and her ...

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