ENG 2110 PAPER - Agunobi 1 Dr Julie Morrissey Engl 2110/41...

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Agunobi 1 Dr. Julie Morrissey Engl 2110/41 Neo-Colonialism  in Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s  “The River Between” Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s, a well known writer from Kenya, in his fascinating book The River Between explored the life on the Makuyu and Kameno ridges of Kenya in the early days of neo-colonialism and imperialism. The story revealed some of the significant roles and effects of colonialism in Kenya and how it affected their cultural core values and beliefs. In this paper, I will discuss the role of colonialism in the novel, The River Between and how it affects the lives of the tribes in the communities. First, what is neo-colonialism? Wikipedia defined the concept as the expansion of a nation's power over regions outside of its borders by setting up of either settler colonies or administrative dependencies in which native populations are directly ruled. Obviously, it is reasonable to acknowledge the fact that colonization in the Kameno and Makuyu community of Kenya helped by bringing civilization and creating a democratic process in the community. Before the coming of the white man, the community was very much uncivilized. Almost all the general population were illiterate. Colonialisation introduced education, health care, and new religion to the community. Major characters that played
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2008 for the course WORLD LITE 2110 taught by Professor Dr.juliemorriessy during the Spring '08 term at Kennesaw.

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