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    attack on a specific cultural perspective but it is viewed from a holistic point of view as a rhetoric that is well grounded on facts and the vastness of the modern discussions around the issue of post-colonialism. Ashcroft, Griffiths, and Tiffin (2007) postcolonial argument builds its rhetorical force on three major aspects. These are the focus, language, and motivation. First, it focuses on contemporary issues which are affecting the current generation of readers who are living in the globalization era. In the modern day, the topics of environmentalism, feminism, ecofeminism and eco-imperialism are attention grabbing.…

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    A Reaction to Narayan’s Dislocating Cultures. Uma Narayan’s article raises multiple questions about how third world issues are perceived by western bodies. In her article, Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism, she looks at the “‘effects’ that national contexts have on the construction of feminist issues and the ways in which understandings of issues are then affected by border crossings across national boundaries” and how culture is invoked in explaining the…

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    Postcolonial author Zadie Smith offers “a new rhythm of life” in her fiction (Fanon 1442). Born in London, England to a Jamaican mother and British father, Smith’s stories of multicultural families and the-search-for-self narrative examine the postcolonial world with humor. Her novels and essays, including White Teeth, The Autograph Man, and NW, invoke the existence of a new type of character, the displaced but hopeful hybrid. Psychiatrist and philosopher Frantz Fanon describes postcolonial…

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    Postcolonial Lens Essay

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    Revising History Using A Different Lens As the daughter of a Palestinian living in the diaspora, this class has helped me to appreciate the significance and the content of postcolonial literature. While authors such as Chinua Achebe, and Salman Rushdie appeal to me, because of my connection with Palestine, I am more likely to seek out authors that focus on the Middle East—especially Palestine, such as Edward Said. To me, the significance of postcolonial literature is more than just a…

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    Why Girl Analysis

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    Mahasweta Devi, a proficient Bengali writer and activist who puts a question mark on the democratic and civilized nation, India. It is imperative to have a clear understanding of “marginalised “in order to understand and appreciate the writings of Mahasweta. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the concept “marginalize” means “to make somebody feel as if they are not important and cannot influence decisions or events; or to put somebody in a powerless position”. Mahasweta empathetically restates…

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    ASSIGNMENT 7: ESSAY After analysing the character of Yossarian from Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 in comparison to Gilgamesh from The Epic of Gilgamesh, we can conclude by saying that post-modern writers often went back to classical literature for inspiration. This statement can be proven by referring to the similarities and differences between the protagonist as well as the archetypal plots and themes. In literature we find two types of heroes: heroes and antiheroes. The difference between the two…

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    The origin of Postcolonial criticism was marked, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, by critics’ efforts to “undermine the text of colonial authority as well as to install a distance from the concepts of anticolonialist theory” (Parry, 2004: 67). It was referred to as ‘colonial discourse analysis’. Postcolonial criticism emerged with Edward W. Said’s Orientalism, it acquired the name ‘postcolonialism’ in the late 1980s. It is concerned with historical, political, cultural and textual outcomes of…

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    Research Question: How does the author of ‘’The Man in The High Castle’’ by Philip K. Dick explore the theme of racial prejudice and how people of different races perceive each other? Introduction: Literature is one way to emphasize or show some facts about the past and future. In ‘’the Man in the High Castle’’, Author, Philip K. Dick, examined a glimpse of a possible future in a very detailed way. The author was able to illustrate…

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    There is currently a growing body of research in postcolonial criticism and analysis of Renaissance literature. Inspired by efforts to decolonize the canon, I am interested in studying the roots of colonialism in the Renaissance and its influence on the modern world. In my second year of undergraduate study, I was introduced to postcolonial literature and theory in an introductory course with Dr. Stanka Radović. Reading polemic texts, as well as ‘subalterns’ writing back or breaking away from…

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    When we think of someone being silent there are many reasons for that and sometimes we think the worst of it; we may think that they are ignoring us, they are mad at us or just plain rude. This is a very American concept as in other countries silence is common and normal, but we don’t look at it as a defense mechanism to continue surviving. This is shown by looking specifically at countries within Africa that were affected by the Atlantic and Indian Ocean slave trades. You would think they would…

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