Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I have noticed a lot of connections between the Islam readings we were assigned for tomorrows class and the River Between. They both say the same thing and presents the same criticisms against European colonialization in two different manners. Through The River Between the read learns about the hardships and difficulties the Europeans bring to the African villagers through a humanistic realm. We can directly relate with the characters and the tribulations they endure. And through the Islam readings we can see the mechanical and systematic destruction to the individual cultures brought on by this phenomenon. The combination of both really helps to shed some light on all aspects of the colonialization and the many different ways it ruined the local cultures it affected.