Hybrid Cultural Identity In Chinua Achebe's No Longer At Ease


  • Dr. Seema Madhok


The collision of two distinct cultures during the colonial era gave rise to a significant outcome: the reshaping of individual and collective identities, resulting in a fusion of cultures among the colonized. According to Bhabha, this amalgamation of identities occurs within what he calls the "third space," a concept that illustrates how colonialism can profoundly influence and amalgamate identities. This article explores the development of a hybrid cultural identity in the character Obi Okonkwo, an educated male, as depicted in Chinua Achebe's novel, No Longer at Ease. Through Obi's experiences and the backdrop of British colonial power, Achebe delves into the complexities of identity formation among Nigerians. Obi's life and sense of self are profoundly influenced by the impact of colonialism, and No Longer at Ease vividly captures the intricate and multifaceted aspects of Nigerian culture.


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Madhok, D. S. . (2024). Hybrid Cultural Identity In Chinua Achebe’s No Longer At Ease . Migration Letters, 21(S4), 1956–1960. Retrieved from https://migrationletters.com/index.php/ml/article/view/9579