Stephanie Kitchen

Recently, Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for 2007. Stephanie Kitchen argues that although the prize is decided by the literary establishment and still embodies the values of the former colonial power, African writers are fighting back as 'active definers and custodians of society’s values'.

‘The colonialist critic, unwilling to accept the validity of sensibilities other than his own, has made particular point of dismissing the African more