Imperialism And Colonialism In Weep Not Child By Ngugi

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Colonization of Africa The European settlers forcibly seized Africans land, resources and plantation. European created myth of “white man’s burden” is to show themselves as enlightened and as someone who is above common natives whereas Africans as savage, uncivilized and barbarians. But it only reveals one fact that how dehumanizing colonialism was in terms of creating hierarchy by categorizing human being. European imperialist mission to dominate the colonized land was based on three main factors i.e. political, economical and social. The relationship between the colonizer and the colonized became an unequal power game of conquest and domination. Colonialism motivated and involved a wide range of plunder, loot, enslavement …show more content…
In Weep not Child also Ngugi emphasis the proletarian class of Kenya. Ngugi wants to focus our attention on the idea that even after the colonialism the effects are still fresh as if colonizers have left scars on their mind; natives still are deprived of potential as individual. The fight for their identity and self is still on. Ngugi rightly explains literature as powerful weapon that has the capacity to change the world. Ngugi in Petals of Blood confronts Africa’s neocolonial contradictions Ngugi in his work illustrate that Kenyan history is not only about domination and suppression but also about rebellion. Ngugi’s attempt to resurrect the Gikuyu language is relevant in his novel Matigari. Matigari as a protagonist poses questions upon the ill and evils of society that violates the human dignity. Matigari in Gikuyu means “the patriot who survived the bullets”. He goes on for the quest of truth and justice because he is unable to find it whereas he finds corruption, misery and fear all where ruling over the people. Matigari uses his buried weapons to fight for liberation. He says that the “justice for the oppressed comes from a sharpened spear” .Matigari faced

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