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V. Y. Mudimbe’s The Rift attempts to engagewith the dilemma of postcolonial intellectuals re-using the discourse ofcolonial history and identity in order to write postcolonialism intoexistence. In her discussion of the novel, Marie-Anne Visoi focuses on anexample of what happens when the reader is confronted with unfamiliarcultural norms. The presence of the implied author in the preface, thefragmentary character of the narrative which takes the form of a diary, theliterary allusions, quotes and... More
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: September 02, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 02, 2012
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Keywords: narrative discourse, reader's expectations, novel analysis, literary interpretation, reading strategies, postcolonialism, cultural norms

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