RECONCILATION AND REPRESENTATION OF ABORIGINALITY IN ALEXIS WRIGHT’S CARPENTARIA
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 765-768
AbstractAlexis Wright is one of the distinguished aboriginal writers. Carpentaria is one of Wright’s novels and it is published in 2006. It talks about cross-cultural way, indigenous minority and empowered non-indigenous. It reflects the antagonistic characters and economic exploitation. Wright deconstructs colonial discourses and moving forward of the indigenous community in this novel.Carpentaria talks about cosmology of indigenous Australians who is colonized by the British. It provides the past and present capitalism of Australia and it breaks the European object arrangements. It challenges the Western dualism and capitalist exploitation of local resources. The novel portrays the ancestral story which ties the characters of aboriginals. It reconceives the challenges of particular settler in Australia.Wright describes the struggle of indigenous women for achievement in unequal social and economic power. She brings the marginalized people life through her characters. She conveys the relationship with land and the issues of sovereignty. Thus, she clearly represents the aboriginals of Australia through her novel, Carpentaria.
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