Sunday, 17 April 2016

Postcard from Home: Decolonise or Die

New Cross, SE14

Exercise in semantics*: 
Note the two spellings: Decolonise/decolonize. What does this decoloni(s/z)ation look like? What language does it (re)appropriate? Does it adopt US/international spelling and grammar? Or does it seek to subvert its British/imperial inheritance whilst employing its orthographic framework? Discuss.  

*which, in fact, sheds light on some of the debates taking place within postcolonialist discourse.

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