Achebe on Colonisation


Achebe quotes:

– It is not really a question of going back [to precolonial African society]. I think if one goes back, there’s something wrong somewhere, or else a misunderstanding.

– I am not one of those who would say that Africa has gained nothing at all during the colonial period, I mean this is ridiculous – we gained a lot.

– The comprehensive goal of a developing nation like Nigeria is, of course, development, or its somewhat better variant, modernization. I don’t see much argument about that.


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