Heart of Darkness | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Ode S. Ogede

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Heart of Darkness.
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Critical Essay by Ode S. Ogede

SOURCE: Ogede, Ode S. “Phantoms Mistaken for a Human Face: Race and the Construction of the African Woman's Identity in Joseph's Conrad's Heart of Darkness.The Foreign Woman in British Literature: Exotics, Aliens, and Outsiders (1999): 127-38.

In the following essay, Ogede argues that Conrad's representation of African women in Heart of Darkness perpetuates standard European myths about Africa.

“A study of the so-called arbitrariness of the sign, of the ways in which concepts divide reality arbitrarily, and of the relation between a sign, such as blackness, and its referent, such as absence,” Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has written, “can help us to engage in more sophisticated readings of black texts. But it can also help to explain the figuration of blackness in Western...

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