TEXT AND SIGN. CAMELIA ELIAS Dept of Culture and Identity, English Program. postcolonialist/diaspora theories. session 4. post(-)colonialism. With or without a hyphen post-colonialism (chronological separation) postcolonialism (no chronological separation) –ity or –ism
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Dept of Culture and Identity, English Program
→ Colonialism does not end with the end of colonial occupation
→ Resistance begins before the end of colonial occupation
“When exactly does the postcolonial begin? ‘When third world intellectuals have arrived in the first world academe’” (Arif Dirlik)
The diaspora experience
(S. Hall, “Negotiating Caribbean Identity”).
(see East is East trailer)
(Negotiating Caribbean Identity, 8).
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I warning you Mr Oxford don I'm a wanted man and a wanted man is a dangerous one
Dem accuse me of assaulton de Oxford dictionary/imagin a concise peaceful man like me/dem want me serve time for inciting rhyme to riot but I tekking it quiet down here in Clapham CommonI'm not a violent man Mr Oxford donI only armed wit mih human breath but human breath is a dangerous weapon So mek dem send one big word after me I ent serving no jail sentence I slashing suffix in self-defenceI bashing future wit present tense and if necessary I making de Queen's English accessory/to my offence