Marginiality And Colonialism In The Prisons We Broke?

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Etymologically the word ‘subaltern’ means ‘of a lower rank or status’. It has been adopted by the Postcolonial, and Subaltern Studies critics to denote ‘subordination, whether in terms of class, caste, age, gender, race or in any other way’. In general terms, it refers to the people that are socially, economically, politically, and culturally marginalized from the mainstream power structures. Marginality is also, in a way, a sibling term of the subaltern. Marginalized groups are the people or communities who are denied the active participation in any of the social, political, or cultural affairs of a locality. The discourse of marginalization is not a very recent phenomenon. It has been in practice throughout the entire human history. It is…show more content…
The major concerns of the proposed study will be to examine that how My Place has retrieved the culture and history of the aboriginal people and their dignity and courage to accept their true identity. Morgan struggles to encourage her people to accept their aboriginality, because she found ‘nothing inferior and shameful’, in Fanon’s words, in her past and true identity. The Prisons We Broke is one of the few works of ‘life writing’ in Dalit literature by women. Thus, it deals with two major problems; one is the oppression of the lower caste people by the upper castes’, and the other is the condition of women, especially the Dalit women, in Indian patriarchal society. We Need New Names will examine the illusoriness of the American dream. The protagonist leaves poverty-stricken Zimbabwe for America in pursuit of a better life but struggles to locate herself in a world full of illusions. This novel will discuss the plight of the people who are removed from their homeland, and it also unmasks the real character of globalization propagated by America. Maya Angelou’s autobiography will unveil the dark side of American society by exposing the practice of racial segregation prevalent in the US. Angelou explains the racial discrimination she

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