What does Achebe have to say about the Igbo in Things Fall Apart?

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It is important to note that Achebe deliberately presents us with a complete picture of African life, culture and society before the arrival of the white Europeans that cause so much damage and create so many problems at the end. Achebe deliberately means to present his mainly Western and white readers with a picture of African life pre-colonisation, and he uses this opportunity to deliberately challenge any notions that White Europeans may have of Africans being "ignorant savages" who "needed" the Europeans to help usher them in to a more organised way of life. In fact, as Achebe makes...

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