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Finding the oppressor out: constructions of colonial classrooms in Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John and Patrick Chamoiseau's School Days

dc.contributor.authorKayton, Jennifer Lynn, author
dc.contributor.authorSorensen, Leif, advisor
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Deborah, committee member
dc.contributor.authorHirchi, Mohammed, committee member
dc.coverage.spatialWest Indies
dc.coverage.spatialCaribbean Area
dc.coverage.temporalColonial period, approximately 1600-1775
dc.description.abstractJamaica Kincaid's Annie John and Patrick Chamoiseau's School Days critique the colonial education system as well as construct many ways in which the protagonists interact with that system at the psychological level. The colonial school acts as a physical and cultural manifestation of Empire, a catalyst for the protagonist's development, and a site for mediating relationships with peers and family members. The texts simultaneously construct the colonial education system and challenge its imperial foundation. The first two chapters of this thesis aim to study how the emerging narrative voices of Annie John and the little boy develop in relation to, and in resistance of, the colonial school system. The final chapter discusses the different approaches Kincaid and Chamoiseau utilize to appropriate the language and literature of the colonizers.
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dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
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dc.subjectCaribbean classrooms
dc.subjectAnnie John
dc.subjectautobiographical poetics
dc.subjectJamaica Kincaid
dc.subjectPatrick Chamoiseau
dc.subjectSchool Days
dc.titleFinding the oppressor out: constructions of colonial classrooms in Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John and Patrick Chamoiseau's School Days
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