HUNGER AND WAITING IN THIRD WORLD LITERATURE.
Lagos Papers in English Studies, 4.
Using colonial discourse and post-colonial theory as a point of reference, this article takes a look at colonialism as experienced in the so-called third world and see how the experience has helped shaped the literary production of the countries and people so colonized. The study examines the British idea of 'Empire' and the
colonial enterprise in a selected range of 20th-century texts, in an attempt to understand how imperialism affected literary texts produced in some former colonies particularly those in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. Texts to be considered in this study include: Marquez’s No One Writes to the Colonel, Enroll John’s
Moon on a Rainbow Shawl and Marechera’s House of Hunger. The
study will be viewing a literature characterized by elements of the fantastic woven into the story. A literature that scrutinizes society to its basis by examining the postcolonial hangover, a literary trend that separates the literature of the “subject” from the
literature of the “other”
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