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Abrogation

Abrogation refers to the rejection by post-colonial writers of a normative concept of ‘correct’ or ‘standard’ English used by certain classes or groups, and of the corresponding concepts of inferior [...]

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Allegory

A type of writing in which the settings, characters, and events stand for other specific people, events, or ideas. As a literary device, an allegory is a metaphor in which a character, place or event [...]

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Alterity

"The state of being other or different"; the political, cultural, linguistic, or religious other. The study of the ways in which one group makes themselves different from others. (Source: https://www3.dbu.edu/mitchell/postcold.htm) [...]

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Ambivalence

The ambiguous way in which colonizer and colonized regard one another.  The colonizer often regards the colonized as both inferior yet exotically other, while the colonized regards the colonizer as [...]

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Appropriation

Appropriation generally refers to the strategies employed by postcolonial societies and its writers and scholars that enable them to use the philosophical, linguistic, and academic tools introduced by the colonizers [...]

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