Double Colonization in 'Petals of Blood'

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Double Colonization in 'Petals of Blood'
« on: August 03, 2015, 02:46:21 PM »
In the context of colonial aspects Petals of Blood is remarkable for its presentation of African woman who bears the overall effect of colonial power and the physical, mental and economical violence of patriarchy. This miserable situation can be summarized by the term “double colonization” that means while the women are politically subordinate to and exploited by the white colonizers, their rights have also been violated by the black male within their own communities. In their strength of characters, their spirit and their self-reliance, they are undoubtedly unique. They demonstrate a fewer resolve and deeper understanding than their male counterparts. But at the same time Ngugi’s presentation of a Kenyan woman is no way far removed from the stereotypical presentation of woman, and index or hope or degradation of a nation than a woman, her real self.


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Re: Double Colonization in 'Petals of Blood'
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 02:44:19 PM »
It is indeed a fine interpretation of the novel.
Thank you.

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 10:16:12 AM »
Credit goes to Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o who has upholded the condition of the women.

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Re: Double Colonization in 'Petals of Blood'
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2015, 03:16:13 PM »
Thank you dear Irina ma'am  :)




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Re: Double Colonization in 'Petals of Blood'
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2015, 03:55:07 PM »
nice mam
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2015, 01:21:46 PM »
Thanks a lot dear Nujhat  :)



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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 04:00:36 PM »
nice, beautiful, thank u  :D
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2015, 11:55:22 AM »
Thanks dear Rafi  :)



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Re: Double Colonization in 'Petals of Blood'
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2015, 02:05:43 AM »
Ma'am, I read your article on the issue published in an online journal. I found many excellent insights in your writing. Thanks for such a wonderful writing.

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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2015, 12:15:22 PM »
Thanks for the kind appreciation dear Subrata sir!!! I am aware of your deep insights regarding the concerns :) :)




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