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  1. European Colonialism in Africa • It was created by the colonial state for the white colonial class • Anti-colonial struggle may thus be interpreted as being directed both against the colonial state and colonial civil society • The demands of the anti-colonial movements implied that fundamental civil and human rights should be extended to all members of society, not only the colonisers.

  2. Chinua Achebe • One of the founders of the new literature • the first Nigerian writer to successfully transmute the conventions of the novel • “Any good story, any good novel, should have a message, should have a purpose.”

  3. Nigeria • Once was a colony of Britian • Independence: 1 October 1960 • Type: military government since 31 December 1983; plans to institute a constitutional conference to prepare for a new transition to civilian rule after plans for a transition in 1993 were negated by General BABANGIDA