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Theme in "Novelist as Teacher"

Summary: Themes in "Novelist as Teacher" by Chinua Achebe.
Achebe's writing, "The Novelist as Teacher", serves as a request to African writers to take on the role of teacher in their works. After reading Achebe's "The Novelist as Teacher", I have identified two differences that Achebe observes in the orientation to literature of postcolonial and western writers. Firstly, Achebe expects that his audience will look to him as a teacher of the culture. Postcolonial readers will look to their writers for the reiteration of their culture and common concerns. Secondly, Achebe explains that racial inferiority plays a major role in the orientation to literature. Postcolonial writers must include affirmations in their works and remember to improve upon a state of repressed minds.

Achebe's describes European writers as "living on the fringe of society" and by no means "in charge of anything." In great contrast, post colonial writers are direct links to the society that...

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