Post-Colonial Theory in Doris Lessing’s The Grass is singing

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  • Ms. Suganthi Priya S I M.A. English, MS University College, Govindaperi, Tamil Nadu, India

Keywords:

Subjugation, racism, aftermath, existentialism.

Abstract

Doris Lessing is one of the greatest female British writers, published her first postcolonial novel The Grass is Singing.  This paper focuses on the discourse that constructs the segregated Southern Rhodesian society.  It also analyzes the relationship between the white colonizers and the black servants.  This paper highlights the different systems of domination that have been used by the white man on the black population.  The discourse is very strong that affects not only the black population but also the lives of white farmers.  It examines the themes of gender, race and class.  It also includes a failed marriage sexual obsessions mainly on the part of whites, and the fear of black power and revenge against the white colonizers.

 

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Published

2019-02-22

How to Cite

Priya S, M. S. (2019). Post-Colonial Theory in Doris Lessing’s The Grass is singing. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 7(2), 7. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/7028

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