Journal of Postcolonial Writing and World Literatures <p style="text-align: justify;">Part of Royallite Global, <em>Journal of Postcolonial Writing and World Literatures</em> focuses on the formation of empire, the impact of colonization on postcolonial history, economy, science, and culture, the cultural productions of colonized societies, feminism and postcolonialism, agency for marginalized people, and the state of the postcolony in contemporary economic and cultural contexts, capitalism and the market, environmental concerns, and the relationship between aesthetics and politics in literature are some of the more prominent topics in the field. The journal's broad aims and scope allow researchers to explore interconnected subject areas. Each article in this particular issue will be evaluated on its own scholarly merit and research integrity, and our expert academic editors take an objective and constructive approach to rigorous double blind review.</p> Royallite Global en-US Journal of Postcolonial Writing and World Literatures <p class="copyright-statement" style="text-align: justify;">This open-access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution <strong>(CC-BY-NC-SA)</strong> license.</p> <p class="licensing" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>You are free to:</strong> Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.</p> <p class="licensing" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Adapt</strong> — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. </p> <p class="licensing" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Under the following terms:</strong> </p> <p class="licensing" style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Attribution</em></strong> — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. </p> <p class="licensing" style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>No additional restrictions</strong></em> You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.</p> Colonialism as postcolonial discourse: re-reading Ngugi’wa Thiong’o’s early novels <p>As an historical, economical, as well as political discourse that has acutely and epistemologically engaged the attention of the political scientists, historians and the economists for ages, colonialism has been the postcolonial discourse that has profoundly attracted the literary critics over the years. This paper explores this political discourse in Ngugi’s early novels namely; <em>Weep Not Child, The River Between</em> and <em>A Grain of Wheat</em>. It argues that albeit numerous literary writers have portrayed myriad of faces of colonialism in their masterpieces, it demonstrates that colonialism only wears a postcolonial mask, when viewed through the theoretical “viewfinders” of Aime Ceasire, Franz Fanon, Albert Memi, Edward Said, Kwame Nkrumah, VI Lenin, Arif&nbsp; Derilic, Robert Young, exempli gratia.</p> Nasir Umar Abdullahi Copyright (c) 2022 Nasir Umar Abdullahi 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 3 1 Deconstructing gender myths in Margaret Ogola’s I Swear by Apollo and Marjorie Macgoye’s Victoria and Murder in Majengo <p>This paper explores how Margaret Ogola, in <em>I Swear by Apollo,</em> and Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye, in <em>Victoria and</em> <em>Murder in Majengo, </em>deploy narrative strategies to debunk/(de)construct gender myths as perpetuated by traditional gender roles, marriage and family, and sexuality. It further interrogates how the authors champion religion and education as major factors to catalyse paradigm shift from tradition to modernity, focusing on the significance of location and culture in justifying the paradigm shifts in people’s attitudes and conceptualization of gender and power concerns. Ogola and Macgoye’s attempt to redefine family is examined by illuminating new perspectives that counter traditional concept of family. Within this conceptualization is the changing reality that destabilizes myths on roles and responsibilities of men and women, that is, division of labour by sex within family and society at large, against changing social trends. In so doing, the paper examines modernity, particularly the influence of location and culture, as factors that deconstruct gender myths. The concept of modernity, that is, myths behind modernity, relationship between traditional African and western/modern cultures, are examined in light of how it influences gender and power play. We consider the different approaches Ogola and Macgoye in <em>I Swear by Apollo</em> and <em>Victoria and Murder in Majengo,</em> respectively, give to challenges of life supported by a new culture and modernity in a new cultural space provided by modern contexts.</p> Lily C. Salat Peter S. O. Amuka Christopher J. Odhiambo Copyright (c) 2022 Lily C. Salat, Peter S. O. Amuka, Professor 2022-12-05 2022-12-05 3 1 Comparative analysis of educational perspectives in Margaret Ogola's The River and the Source <p>Informal education has fundamental ideas that allow children to fit in the society since the instruction is geared towards ensuring that responsibility and obedience are instilled. In the text, one was to follow <em>chik</em>, mothers had the task of coaching their children, which is why Akoko, the protagonist takes a stronger role in her children's instruction. She made sure they understood the value of hard work by putting them to work. "...... his mother's proverb that the sun should never dawn and find a man still sleeping." Page 52. "Stupidity in a woman was only somewhat worse than stupidity in a man." page 65 The Missionary provided formal schooling. As children progressed through the educational system, the gender divide became more apparent. Many boys joined high school than girls. Girls had a higher rate of dropping out than boys. Awiti and Peter worked hard in order to pursue their dreams. They chose different paths: Peter studied to become a priest, while Awiti became a teacher. They had realized the value of education as long as resources were allocated in accordance with one's profession. Mark ensured that each of his children received a good education. Despite Becky's reluctance, he struggled to persuade her to finish her A- levels. The Aoro family also devotes their resources to educating their children. Wandia Mugo excels in school and plans to pursue a doctorate in medicine.</p> Alberta Aseye Ama Duhoe Beauty Patience Addo Adu David Tuffour Faustina Gyampoh Benjamin Praise Afeku Copyright (c) 2022 Royallite Global 2022-05-09 2022-05-09 3 1 1 4