Exploring The Impact Of Colonialism


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Discuss your thoughts with your classmates. Consider the following prompts.

  • Okonkwo’s self-esteem seems to be founded on his prominence and success in the culture that he knows; consider how colonialism—which would completely restructure the way Umuofian society functions—could affect the self-esteem of Okonkwo and others.
  • Discuss the results of the arrival of white men in Abame—was Okonkwo correct, and should the villagers have armed themselves? If not, what should they have done instead?
  • Is there a way of restoring balance when your culture is being invaded or taken over?
  • What might the pros and cons of fighting back be?

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