African 210 Final - SHORT ESSAY A. Set up In God's Bits of...

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SHORT ESSAY A. Set up In God’s Bits of Wood , there is a struggle between the traditional African culture and the new European technology. Many of the characters is this novel are representative of either tradition or technology, and during the trial of Diara is where it becomes evident that Tiamoko represents the technological side, where Fa Keita, although he is an elder is the bridge between the two extremes. B. Retelling Diara is on trial for becoming a scab, working during the strike, and Tiamoko is in favor of beating him publicly, where Fa Keita thinks that he has been punished enough. C. Analysis Although Fa Keita is a supporter of the strike, which shows his willingness to accept technology, he also shows a traditional humanitarian side of African culture by fighting against Tiamoko. He tells Tiamoko that his ideas are from the white man’s book and they cannot imitate their masters because then they will eventually become them. This shows Fa Keita’s unwillingness to completely
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African 210 Final - SHORT ESSAY A. Set up In God's Bits of...

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