African Culture

The novel by Ngugi wa Thiongo and Mariama Ba portrays the picture of African cultures in the colonial days. The novels are written based on the African society and practices, and how the colonial judges were to the black people. Both writers are African who base their story on the attitude of western people to Africans.

The River Between focuses its practices on the African culture, how they did them and how the colonial rule changed them. Ngugi tries to explain the hardships that Africans underwent during the colonial period, and focuses his story on one African tradition, the Kikuyus of Kenya. He clearly brings out their practices in the novel, under the British era.

Mariama Ba in her novel also shows the struggles of Africans under the colonial rule era. She portrays racism and brings out clearly African practices, focusing on one community of the Wolof in...
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