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Title: Language : key roles in concretization and renunciation of colonisation.
Authors: Kwan, Cheurn Hsi.
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities::Language::English
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: The focus of Postcolonial literary studies often revolve around a number of tropes and keystones such as “marginalisation”, “rupture”, “problematic parentage”, “abrogation” and “appropriation”. These are often techniques and themes employed and expounded upon in Postcolonial texts. As such, it is interesting to note the commonalities in rhetorical tropes and techniques that allow these texts to cover the common ground that exists in Postcolonial studies. Thus, the focus of this paper is to examine the existence of said elements in Postcolonial literature, as well as the treatment of Language by a number of chosen authors and texts. This paper has chosen two Postcolonial writers across different continents and circumstances that remain connected by the act of Colonisation. The authors chosen are Nigerian author Chinua Achebe and Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer. The primary texts for this paper are Things Fall Apart and the english translation of This Earth of Mankind. This Earth of Mankind will be used in conjunction with the rest of the epic Buru quartet to which it belongs.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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