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Pre-colonial residuals in Toni Morrison's Recitatif and Alice Walker's Everyday Use

Abu Jweid, Abdalhadi Nimer Abdalqader and Termizi, Arbaayah Ali and Moghadam, Nahid Shahbazi (2015) Pre-colonial residuals in Toni Morrison's Recitatif and Alice Walker's Everyday Use. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 23 (spec. Dec.). pp. 15-26. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534

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Abstract

This article examines Toni Morrison's Recitatif and Alice Walker's Everyday Use as post-colonial texts. Morrison's short story moves beyond the postcolonial aftermath to maintain pre-colonial cultural conventions. The discussion begins with how Recitatif is considered within the field of postcolonial studies, demonstrating such postcolonial concepts as diaspora, nativism and chromatism. The study also focuses on Alice Walker's short story Everyday Use, and discusses how various forms of Filiation/Affiliation and Synergy contribute to the conventions of precolonial culture. Everyday Use aims precisely at ethical propensity within colonial circumference. Thus, Walkerself-consciously illustrates the level of its pre-colonial features, which expose the colonisation dispersal of identity.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Chromatisim; Diaspora; Fantasy; Filiation; Affiliation; Nativism; Postcolonialism; Synergy
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:41731
Deposited By: Nabilah Mustapa
Deposited On:27 Jan 2016 14:12
Last Modified:27 Jan 2016 14:12

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