Postcolonial Literature

Examines the work of two authors who present texts on post-colonialism, Gordimer and Rushdie.

Ironically, widely known post-colonial literature is written in English – the language of colonizers and the dominant class. The post-colonial writers like Rushdie and Gordimer question the authority of the dominant class in the language of the dominant class. A sense of the lack of direction and ceaseless crises of the post-colonial societies drive them toward creating new identities. This essay discusses how Rushdie and Gordimer view the tasks of post-colonial writers in creating new meanings and identities.