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36 misunderstanding of other cultures that seemed to govern British society at the time. Thus, Selvon deals with the cultural isolation between immigrants and colonist land in this way. Cultural isolation stems primarily from misunderstanding between cultures. In the colonial era, it stemmed from a desire for business and an attempt on the part of colonists to sprout similar seeds in different lands so as to make miniature versions of the motherland. This is where Joseph Conrad and Chinua Achebe step in. On the other hand, Sam Selvon deals with the problem of immigrants attempting to assimilate into a society that has a bias towards them. Bibliography 1. Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. 1959. Anchor Books, 1994 edition. New York. 2. Achebe, Chinua. “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness”. Heart of Darkness. Fourth Edition. Paul Armstrong, ed. W.W. Norton & Co. New York. 2006. 3. Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. Fourth Edition. Paul Armstrong, editor. W.W. Norton & Co. New York. 2006. 4. Macaulay, Thomas Babington. from “Minute on Indian Education” (1835). “Victorian Imperialism”.http:// www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/victorian/topic_4/macaulay.htm. Accessed 11 December 2010. 5. Said, Edward W. “Two Visions in Heart of Darkness”. Heart of Darkness. Fourth Edition. Paul Armstrong, editor. W.W. Norton & Co. New York. 2006 6. Selvon, Samuel. The Lonely Londoners. Longman Publishing Group. 1956. White Plains, NY. 7. Sentinaro, I. and Chandra, N.D.R. “Culture as Reflected In Achebe’s Works and Ao Naga Literature”. Journal of Literature, Culture, and Media Studies. Vol. 1 Number 2. Winter ed. July-December 2009. 8. Tomaras, Petros, John Tsalikis, and Phillip Shepherd. “The Effects of Cultural Isolation on Ethical Perceptions in the Case of Albanians”. The Journal of Business in Developing Nations. Volume 9 (2005-06).

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