Defying Post Colonialism: the Quest for Cultural Adaptation and Transcultural Identity with References to Some Postcolonial Novels

Enas Subhi Amer

Abstract


Postcolonial reading for any text aroused a great controversy that deserves to be studied it give more dimensions with the awareness that it can be interpreted in numerous ways. Postcolonialism is a challenging field as it covers variety of political, psychological, cultural, and economical activities often called ‘postcolonial’. The concept of culture worked effectively in shaping and mapping postcolonial struggles, which have so profoundly reshaped our world. Man's sense of cultural displacement is the core of this project. Man's quest for cultural adaptation forms a kind of equilibrium and compromise to the vision of human liberation. It is very important to minimize disadvantages and to internalize the logic of Western colonization. Transculturalism is defined as "seeing oneself in the other, and as an adjective, it can be defined as the act of involving, encompassing, or extending across the elements of more than one culture. The three chosen writers for this research are distinguished by their unique use of figurative language and vivid description. All succeed in presenting characters that transcend the constrictions of nationhood. The research is an attempt to clarify the conscious and unconscious broaches of the chosen authors to create new or ultra-communications within the dynamics of different cultural influences. The study starts as a conceptual reading of five influential thinkers and four contemporary novelists. It focuses on a different form of post colonization namely the internal colonization. 


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