The truth behind the “Small Island”: A postcolonial reading of Andrea Levy’s Small Island (2004)
Keywords:culture, displacement, home, identity, mother country, opportunities, Small Island
The ideology behind the colonization is explored in The Truth behind the Title: ‘Small Island’. This paper aims to bring out the conflicts in the novel by addressing the significance of the title of the novel; it also thrives into analysing which really is a Small Island as post colonialism is closely linked to other concepts such as Ethnicity, Race, Nationalism, Home and Displacement. Colonization with its ideology and domination as adopted by the British could not stop subduing the colonized people. It all started with the aim of trade but later turned into oppression in the name of civilization; this colonization became the backbone of all the conflicts and leads to argue which is Small Island. Jamaicans viewed their land as small because they were made to believe that it is uncivilized and undeveloped economically even though it is bigger than England geographically.
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