Postcolonial Tragedy

Postcolonial Tragedy - Postcolonial Tragedy Death and the...

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Postcolonial Tragedy: Death and the King’s Horseman 21/04/2008 15:44:00 What does the term  “post-colonial”  mean in drama? Death and the King’s Horseman
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Stages a conflict between Eurubin culture and English culture and their  separate views. o Eurubaland – central/western southern Nigeria o Euruba – the people This happens in content: conflict between indigenous population and colonial  people/powers/population Colonialism:  19 th  C. – developments in overseas countries as Europe extends its rule into  foreign domains. Control other people’s lands. System of political economy  and cultural domination of a technologically superior minority over the majority  indigenous population. Nigeria became an English ruled country. English law, education, values,  culture.  o Religion is imposed on Nigerians England was the political and cultural power in Nigeria. Their cultural values  tended to be at odds with the native aesthetics (we see the conflict/tension  between Eurubin and English culture in the CONTENT, CONTEXT and  STRUCTURE) England sends a class of administrators to rule Nigeria. All political and social  powers are invested in this one ruling class. There are native workers in the 
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENGL 230 taught by Professor Hurley during the Fall '07 term at McGill.

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