Simple Search:

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


Citation

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

Abstract / Synopsis

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.


Download File

[img]
Preview
PDF
02 JSSH(S)-0057-2015.pdf

Download (276kB) | Preview

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Chromatisim; Diaspora; Fantasy; Filiation; Affiliation; Nativism; Postcolonialism; Synergy
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 06:12
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 06:12
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/41731
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item