Cultural Struggle and Hybridity: An In-Depth Examination of Dead Men's Path by Chinua Achebe

Authors

  • Rizwana Soomro Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, Hamdard University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Suhail Ahmed Solangi Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, Hamdard University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Irfan Ali Soomro Senior Instructor (English), Indus College of Nursing and Midwifery, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2024(5-I)38

Keywords:

Hybridity, Imperialism, Intercultural Gap, Multiculturalism

Abstract

This study delves into the theme of hybridity in Chinua Achebe's "Dead Men's Path," exploring the intricacies of cultural struggle depicted in the narrative. Through archival investigation and a comprehensive review of scholarly articles across various platforms, the research adopts a multifaceted approach to unravel the layers of hybridity in the text. "Dead Men's Path" argues against interfering with others' faith, emphasizing the potential harmful repercussions and portraying a significant struggle arising from such interference. The study also sheds light on the overlooked aspect of shifting myths during the process of development, urging the importance of respecting diverse beliefs without disparaging any religion. The findings reveal significant contributors to hybridity in the narrative, including cultural differences, the impact of modernization, traditional aspects, demoralizing beliefs, and resultant cultural conflicts. This exploration extends beyond a mere analysis of hybridity, offering insights into broader cultural dynamics and the repercussions of clashing beliefs.

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Published

2024-01-19

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How to Cite

Soomro, R., Solangi, S. A., & Soomro, I. A. (2024). Cultural Struggle and Hybridity: An In-Depth Examination of Dead Men’s Path by Chinua Achebe. Annals of Human and Social Sciences, 5(1), 425–432. https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2024(5-I)38