However, there is a sense in which the use of this code can be justified. For Achebe, he writes to the Europeans to "re-write and right" the preconceptions about the African society and people, others may write in their indigenous language which is good but he prefers to write in English. In addition, this code can be adapted to suit the African context and imagination such that it at once retains its status and origin as a foreign code and also convey the writer's own peculiar experience. This therefore accounts for the use of language one finds in Things Fall Apart, Anthills of the Savannah, Purple Hibiscus, Arrow of God, Soyinka's Death and the Kings Horseman etc. One realizes with regards to these books that the writers have been able to achieve some sort of balance with respect to relating his imagination and sensibilities in the European language which he aims at.
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