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What is Post-Colonialism?

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Kerry Hagan

on 26 July 2016

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Transcript of What is Post-Colonialism?

What is
Post Colonial
literature?

Colonialism
The policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically.
Post-
Colonialism

Post = After
(opposite of Pre-)
Keywords
Alienation
Examples
The Spanish Conquistadors in South America.
Methods
Taking land
Post Colonial Literature
A way for native writers to address (deal with)
Political, socio-economic, and psychological effects of that colonial history...

Post Colonial
After native people were colonised
The British Empire in India
Belgians in The Congo
Dutch 'Boers' in Africa
French in Vietnam
The British in New Zealand and Australia
Making native people speak another language
Enforcing coloniser's religion (usually Christianity).
Devaluing native customs and culture
Enslaving or killing native people
Out breeding native people
Using religion as an excuse for colonisation.
Political, socio-economic, and psychological effects of that colonial history...
Native populations much reduced
Loss of culture
Loss of language
Loss of land
Feelings of Alienation
High rates of crime, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and poor education.
Colonial power structures still exist in government and law courts.
1
Create stories that show a strong connection between native people and the land.
Retelling native myths of how colonised lands were created
2
Looking at big historical events from the perspective of colonised people
Most big events like wars and revolutions are told from the perspectives of white European historians and people
3
Changing and
adapting the language of
the coloniser and mixing it
with native language.
British and French in North America
Portugeuse in South America
How?
Guns, cavalry, ships, germs and God.
A prefix, meaning “behind,” “after,” “later,” “subsequent to,” “posterior to,” occurring originally in loanwords from Latin ( postscript), but now used freely in the formation of compound words ( post-Elizabethan; postfix; postgraduate; postorbital).
Postcolonialism is the study of the effects of the era of European, and sometimes American, global domination, which ended roughly in the mid-20th century,
and
the residual political, socio-economic, and psychological remains of that colonial history.
Aotearoa
1
References to land and nature
Descriptions of cultural practices
Quotes which question western world views
Characters examining their sense of identity
2
3
Writers using non standard English -
no punctuation, phonetic spellings and slang and the use of native words.

Values
Identity
Dislocation
Rootlessness
Dehumanisation
Loss
Appropriation
Reappropriation
Legacy
Identity
Race
Culture
Reclaim
Heritage
Writing Western forms such as the novel in native languages.
Retelling colonial
narratives that reinforced
colonial oppression.
First person narratives that describe colonisation, or talk about big events like The First World War
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