Why is it so significant that Achebe paints a complete picture of Ibo society in the opening section of Things Fall Apart?

Achebe author of the Book: Things Fall Apart

Details: Thinking about the degrading post-Enlightenment stereotyping of Africa and African culture that Achebe discusses in his essay “The Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness,” and about the dehumanizing structure of prejudice we saw in Douglass’s work as well, please respond to the following question: Why is it so significant that Achebe paints a complete picture of Ibo society in the opening section of Things Fall Apart? Why does it matter that the author goes out of his way to present us with something other than what Chimamanda Adichie called “the single story of Africa”? In what ways is this activity revolutionary, and to what historical literary practices and ideas is it reacting?

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Why is it so significant that Achebe paints a complete picture of Ibo society in the opening section of Things Fall Apart

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