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By Angeline M.G. Song

This publication is grounded in a theorization of the author's own tale together with becoming up as a feminine adoptee of a unmarried mother or father in a patriarchal context, and present fabric context as an immigrant in New Zealand.

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Did they contribute to the internal dilemmas he might have felt, growing up in an Egyptian palace? 110. On my part, I have begun to see a way out of my postcolonial nervous condition and will expand on the matter in chapter 3. 9 Learning to Dream Otherwise— or A Return to My Original Dream? I have previously mentioned that I initially avoided any postcolonial elements in my hermeneutic. First, I was concerned that interpreting the text through the prism of my postcolonial as well as socioeconomic context would smack of self-indulgence or worse still, (unjustified) self-pity, an approach that normally goes against the grain of my pragmatic, no-nonsense, austere Asian Singaporean upbringing.

What about Miriam’s speech to Pharaoh’s daughter in Exodus 2:7? As a powerless colonized object, she would have been forced to speak the colonizer’s language in her bid to save her brother’s life. 1. ” A quotation by James Joyce’s young Irish character, Stephen Dedalus, in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, as he faces his English director of studies, captures something of this sentiment: “The language in which we are speaking is his before it is mine. How different are the words home, Christ, ale, master, on his lips and on mine!

6 My Dilemma as a Peranakan Mimic Woman Where, then, does such a two-faced and ambivalent attitude leave “mimic (wo)men” such as the former Peranakans and their descendants, who had for decades under colonial rule, been encouraged to imitate the British—but not too much? ”59 It is not a simple matter of “decolonizing minds” after the colonizer has withdrawn his troops, for the psychological effects of a discursive colonization are long term and lingering. For instance, Kong Kong’s alignment with his English bosses ran so deep that even the shock defeat of the English to the Japanese during World War II did not shake his loyalty to them.

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