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Post-Colonial Literature

Post-colonial literature comes from many of Great Britain's former colonies. Mostly from the Caribbean Islands like Jamaica, African countries like Kenya and the crown jewel of the British Empire - Imperial India. Mostly post-colonial writers write in English and focus on relevant themes for colonies such as their struggle for independence, migration both emigration and longing for immigration back to home country, national identity, pledging allegiance and days of their childhood.

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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Famous Post Colonial Author 

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is a Kenyan author and academic who writes primarily in Gikuyu and who formerly wrote in English. He has been described as having been "considered East Africa's leading novelist"

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Indian authors like Amitav Ghosh, Anita Desai, Hanif Kureishi, Rohinton Mistry, Meena Alexander, Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai have written about their postcolonial experiences.

Anitha Jebarani's Post Colonial Experience

Coming from a Post Colonial country like India. Anitha chose to work with Post Colonial Themes while writing her thesis during her Masters. She philosophised using the biblical character Daniel who also had a colonial experience in Babylon where he lived in exile from his home country - Israel. Anitha did extensive research work exploring and comparing Daniel's experience with Mark Twain's Prince and the Pauper. She truly took the whole comparison to another level when God In Flesh Jesus Christ's earthly sojourn was also brought in as a colonial experience. 

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