1st Edition

Voice of the Oppressed in the Language of the Oppressor A Discussion of Selected Postcolonial Literature from Ireland, Africa and America

By Patsy J. Daniels Copyright 2002
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    188 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book examines works from twelve authors from colonized cultures who write in English: William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Chinua Achebe, Maxine Hong Kinston, Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, Alic Walker, Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo, Louise Erdrich, and Leslie Marmon Silko. The book fins connection among these writers and their respective works. Patsy Daniels argues that the thinkers and writers of colonized culture must learn the language of the colonizer and take it back to their own community thus making themselves translators who occupy a manufactured, hybdid space between two cultures.

    I. Introduction: Making Connections II. Yeats: Recovering History III. Joyce: Voicing Paralysis IV. Conrad: Questioning the Empire V. Achebe: Revising History VI: Kingston and Tan: Inventing One's Culture, Making One's Own Luck VII.Morrison and Walker: Imposing Silence, Writing a Voice VIII. Cisneros and Castillo: Resisting the Oppressor, Writing a Liberator IX. Erdrich and Silko: Joining Heaven and Earth, Changing the Ceremony Conclusion Notes Works Cited


    Patsy J. Daniels teaches at Lane College.