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Nineteen Eighty-Four as a Critique of British Colonialism
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
1984 som en kritik av Brittisk kolonialism (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This essay explored the possibilities of Nineteen Eighty-Four being read as a critique of British colonialism in Kenya. The questions I have tried to answer are: What are the significant aspects found in Nineteen Eighty-Four that correlate to postcolonial literature? What are the significant parallels drawn between Orwell’s Airstrip One and the British colonial state in Kenya? In regards to similarities between Oceania and colonial Kenya, do they shed a new light on Nineteen Eighty-Four in terms of themes? I have tried to answer these questions by using the theory of postcolonialism, and reference literature from colonial Kenya. This ultimately led to many similarities made apparent between Nineteen Eighty-Four and colonial Kenya.

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2018. , p. 29
Keywords [en]
Postcolonialism, Colonialism, Language, Kenya, British Empire
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-149323OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-149323DiVA, id: diva2:1220947
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Engelska, examensarbete för kandidatexamen
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Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2018-06-19Bibliographically approved

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