The Problematic of the Kaleidoscopic Postcolonial Discourse
Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Cultural Studies - Miscellaneous, Sultan Moulay Sliman University, language: English, abstract: Postcolonial Literature is generally concerned with the demystification of the repercussions of colonialism with regard to individuals, societies and cultures. Indeed, all of these culminate in the psychological implications colonialism has on colonial subjects. Besides, there has recently been a proliferating trend to evaluate the postcloniality of literary works in terms of their consistency vis-à-vis feminist and ecocritical issues as inextricably integral components of the postcolonial discourse.
In this regard, this paper is concerned with assessing the degree of postcoloniality in Margaret Atwood's Surfacing, Anita Desai's Fire on the Mountain, and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart by perusing their approaches to the colonial psychological traumas, their representation of women within postcolonial systems of patriarchy and their rendering of nature as a "colonial subject". This will be conducted through a meticulous analysis of the main protagonists' thought and behaviour patterns.