CREOLIZATION IN MICHELLE CLIFF’S ABENG AND SAMUEL SELVON’S A BRIGHTER SUN

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ABSTRACT

This research examines creolization as espoused in Samuel Selvon’s A Brighter Sun and Michelle Cliff’s Abeng as a post-colonial ideology that enhances regional unity, tolerance and integration in the Caribbean islands. The study uses the postcolonial theory to interrogate certain western ideologies that trigger racism among the Caribbean citizens. Through the use of language and characterization, Selvon and Cliff project a future that will encourage the Caribbean people to sustain their cultural values as they continue to assert their individualities. The writers believe that cultural tolerance is therapeutic for a multi- cultural society like the West Indies.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE             –           –           –           –           –           –           –           i

DECLARATION       –           –           –           –           –           –           –           ii

CERTIFICATION     –           –           –           –           –           –           –           iii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS    –           –           –           –           –           –           iv

ABSTRACT   –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           vi

TABLE OF CONTENTS      –           –           –           –           –           –           vii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to the Study          –           –           –           –           –           1

1.2 Purpose of the Study                 –           –           –           –           –           3

1.3 Significance of the Study         –           –           –           –           –           3

1.4 Research Methodology             –           –           –           –           –           3

1.5 Scope of the Study        –           –           –           –           –           –           4

1.6 Background of the Authors      –           –           –           –           –           4

1.7 Theoretical Framework                        –           –           –           –           –           6

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF SCHOLARSHIP

2.1 Review of Scholarship on Samuel Sclvon’s A Brighter Sun          9

  • Review of scholar on Michelle Cliff’s Abeng                       –           –           15                   

CHAPTER THREE

  • Creolization in Samuel Selvon’s A Brighter Sun      –           –           15
    • Creolization in Mitchelle duffs Abeng           –           –           –           24

CHAPTER FOUR: ASPECTS OF STYLE IN SAMUEL SELVON’S

A BRIGHT SUNAND MICHELLE CLIFF’S ABENG

  • Language           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           28
    • Characterization           –           –           –           –           –           –           30

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION            

  • Summary           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           34

5.2 Conclusion        –           –           –           –           –           –           –           35 WORKS CITED    –       –           –           –           –           –           –           36