And he says about these people that they are rudimentary souls ...
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"An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness" is the published and amended version of the second Chancellor's Lecture given by Chinua Achebe at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in February 1975.
I never said at any point that you should stop attaching artistic merit to Heart of Darkness; if you want to you can.
There are all kinds of sophisticated readings of Heart of Darkness, and there are some people who will not be persuaded there is anything wrong with it.
This book brings together activists, artists and scholars of colour to show how Black feminism and Afrofeminism are being practiced in Europe today, exploring their differing social positions in various countries, and how they organise and mobilise to imagine a Black feminist Europe.
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Deeply aware that they are constructed as 'Others' living in a racialised and hierarchical continent, the contibutors explore gender, class, sexuality and legal status to show that they are both invisible - presumed to be absent from and irrelevant to European societies - and hyper-visible - assumed to be passive and sexualised, angry and irrational.She has published work in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, and Consumption Markets and Culture, and is the author of 'Centring the Black experience in Europe is a bold and empowering act.This anthology offers crucial insights into what it means to navigate this region as a black female body.Roots and author of 'Like A Million Black Butterflies' List of Figures Part I: Introduction1.Introduction: On the Problems and Possibilities of European Black Feminism and Afrofeminism - Akwugo Emejulu and Francesca Sobande Part II: Resistance, Solidarity and Coalition-Building2.But all that I'm really demanding, I'm not simply putting it, I'm demanding that my reading stand beside these other readings ...Although he's writing good sentences, he's also writing about a people, and their life.Through imagining a future outside the neocolonial frames and practices of contemporary Europe, this book explores a variety of critical spaces including motherhood and the home, friendships and intimate relationships, activism and community, and literature, dance and film. Dr Francesca Sobande is a Digital Media Studies Lecturer at Cardiff University.Her work focuses on how racism and sexism manifest in media and the marketplace.Africa itself is rendered as "a foil to Europe, as a place of negations at once remote and vaguely familiar, in comparison with which Europe's own state of spiritual grace will be manifest".Conrad, he says, portrays Africa as 'the other world', the antithesis of Europe and therefore of civilization", which Achebe attributes to Conrad's "residue of antipathy to black people".