A Study of the Notion of Bhabhasque's Hybridity in V.S. Naipaul's In a Free State

Dehdari, Ali; Darabi, Bita; Sepehrmanesh, Mehdi
February 2013
International Journal of Humanities & Social Science;Feb2013, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p135
Academic Journal
In this article, which addresses the academic, the researchers try to read V. S. Naipaul's In a Free State under the light of Bhabha's hybridity. The researchers try to reexamine the way this notion has been defined and inspect the way one's familiarity with this notion informs one's reading of In a Free State. The contemporary age observes a wide variety of thinkers dealing with the notion of hybridity, among whom Bhabha is the key figure. Hybridity is among the major key terms which affect postcolonial discourse. The researchers show how hybridity is defined in interaction with related concepts such as third space, ambivalence and mimicry. The researchers demonstrate the way hybridity informs the reading of the different layers of meaning in this work. The researchers illustrate the way hybridity affects the confrontation of the colonizer and the colonized. One can observe the way the concept of hybridity sheds light to the way the colonizer and the colonized interact.


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