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Post-Colonialism in Literature: Definition, Theory & Examples

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When reading through a post-colonial lens, on which of the following would a reader focus?

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1. Who is considered the 'father' of post-colonial theory?

2. In Orientalism Edward Said focused on investigating which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Post-colonialism studies the literature of former colonies, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the seminal works and authors. Some writer you'll be assessed on include Achebe and Homi Bhabha.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Post-colonial literature
  • Influential authors of the genre
  • Seminal post-colonial works
  • Post-colonial theory

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important works, such as Things Fall Apart and Orientalism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding post-colonialism in literature

Additional Learning

To learn more about post-colonialism, review the accompanying lesson titled Post-Colonialism in Literature: Definition, Theory & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand post-colonialism
  • Define key terms such as imperialism and critical lens
  • Know important authors of the genre
  • Identify post-colonial texts
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