Colonialism In Waiting For The Barbarians, By J. M. Coetzee

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living” (9). Coetzee’s novels have been centrally concerned with colonialism and its effects on human consciousness. In Guguletu, Mrs. Curren faces the pitiless violence that is ranging in the townships. When Florence receives a phone call about Bheki, she takes Mrs. Curren to Guguletu to find him. Through Florence, Coetzee exposes to the readers about Guguletu, she says “They were shooting again yesterday. They were giving guns to the witdoeke and witdoeke were shooting” ( 89). They meet Florence’s cousin Mr. Thabane and he guides them to Guguletu. In an incredible down pour, they witness a scene of arson and violence where men are burning the huts of poor people and beating them. The most oppressed among the victims of imperialism are peasants …show more content…
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