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Colonialism in Africa. Presented by Ms. LeCren 14 April 2008. Three Main Points to Remember. Why does the definition of colonialism have a negative connotation? Which areas in Africa did the European powers colonize? What is the attitude toward colonialism from African writers?.

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Colonialism in africa

Colonialism in Africa

Presented by Ms. LeCren

14 April 2008


Three main points to remember
Three Main Points to Remember

  • Why does the definition of colonialism have a negative connotation?

  • Which areas in Africa did the European powers colonize?

  • What is the attitude toward colonialism from African writers?


Definition of colonialism
Definition of Colonialism

  • In the late 1800s, the word colonialism applied to groups of white settlers (colonies).

  • It was used to distinguish between an area that was a dependency rather than the original parent state.

  • At this time, the term was neutral.


Negative connotation
Negative Connotation

  • Colonialism began, like the word imperialism, to be used as a criticism of the entire system of colonization.

  • The concept of colonialization was associate with imposing control over native populations, exploiting resources, instituting Western economies and political systems.


Colonization in africa
Colonization in Africa

  • These are the areas that were colonized by Europe in Africa.


Our two class novels
Our Two Class Novels

  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    • Written in a colonial language (English) by a native writer (Nigerian) about his native culture’s conflict with colonialism.

  • The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

    • Written by a white African, a descendant of colonial people, about his native country (South Africa) and the interaction of the people there, both white and black.


Attitude toward colonialism
Attitude Toward Colonialism

  • “[Colonialism] did bring together many peoples that had hitherto gone their several ways. And it gave them a language with which to talk to one another. If it failed to give them a song, it at least gave them a tongue, for sighing….



Quiz in English or French are not unpatriotic smart alecks with an eye on the main chance–outside their own countries. They are the by-products of the same process that made the new nation-states of Africa.” -Chinua Achebe

  • Why does the definition of colonialism have a negative connotation?

    • The British Empire disapproved of colonialization.

    • After the 1800s, those who were colonized resented the power of their “parent” states who treated them like children.

    • I have a better answer, and it is:____________.


Quiz continued
Quiz (continued) in English or French are not unpatriotic smart alecks with an eye on the main chance–outside their own countries. They are the by-products of the same process that made the new nation-states of Africa.” -Chinua Achebe

2. What areas in Africa did the European powers colonize?

  • It’s easier to show you; look at the maps.

  • They took over all of Africa except Ethiopia.

  • I have a better answer, and it is:____________.


Quiz continued1
Quiz (continued) in English or French are not unpatriotic smart alecks with an eye on the main chance–outside their own countries. They are the by-products of the same process that made the new nation-states of Africa.” -Chinua Achebe

3. What is the attitude toward colonialism from African writers?

  • We haven’t read any African writers yet, so I don’t know.

  • According to one African writer, despite all the problems with colonialism, at least it gave the various people of his country a common language for communicating ideas.

  • I have a better answer, and it is:____________.


Works cited
Works Cited in English or French are not unpatriotic smart alecks with an eye on the main chance–outside their own countries. They are the by-products of the same process that made the new nation-states of Africa.” -Chinua Achebe

  • Achebe, Chinua. “The African Writer and the English Language.” Morning Yet on Creation Day. Quoted in Literary Connections Sourcebook Things Fall Apart and Related Readings. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 1997. 6.

  • Fieldhouse, David K. "Colonialism ." Encyclopedia Americana. 2008. Grolier Online. 11 Apr. 2008 <http://ea.grolier.com/cgi-bin/article?assetid=0101580-00>.

  • Lindfors, Bernth. "African literature." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. 2008. Grolier Online. 11 Apr. 2008 <http://gme.grolier.com/cgi-bin/article?assetid=0003670-0>.

  • Verlinden, Charles. "colonialism." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. 2008. Grolier Online. 11 Apr. 2008 <http://gme.grolier.com/cgi-bin/article?assetid=0067660-0>.

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