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The Return Of The Native: Challenges And Prospects

Authored By: Sajitha M.A

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789352073900

Year of Publication: 2016

Pages: 276

                                       Binding: Hardback(HB)

Category:  English Literature

Price in Rs. 696.50

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About the Book


The book, The Return of the Native: Challenges and Prospects by Dr Sajitha, places in proper perspective the desire of the colonised people in finding a voice and an identity in reclaiming their own past. It offers fresh insight into how the colonised make an emotional return to the pre-colonial version of their own nation, culture and tradition rejecting the western and the modern Eurocentric values. This study brings into sharp focus Fanon's concept of cultural resistance and violence triggered by dependency complex. The book presents the different dimensions that the return motif acquires in the postcolonial context. The novels selected for study are The Serpent and the Rope by Raja Rao (India), A Dream in Hawaii by Bhabhani Bhattacharya (India), The Strange Case of Billy Biswas by Arun Joshi (India), Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), The River Between byNgugi wa Thiong'o (Kenya) andWater with Berries by George Lamming (West Indies).

About the Author


Dr. Sajitha M.A. is an Assistant Professor and Research Guide in the Department of English, Farook College, Kerala, India. She obtained Ph.D on the topic The Return of the Native to His Culture and Tradition Reflected in Select Postcolonial Novels: An Exploration. At present she is guiding six research scholars (Ph.D). She has served as the Head of the English Department of Al Sadiq English School, Dubai- a school following IGCSE curriculum of the University of Cambridge. She has 18 years of teaching experience. She has published many papers at the national and international levels. Her areas of interest are English Language Teaching, Women's Studies and Postcolonial Literature.