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Volume 1 Issue 3

August 2014

Testimonial Narrative of Protest: An Analysis of Gabriel Okara’s “The Mystic Drum”
Mr. L. Santhosh Kumar, 
Post Graduate Student, 
Department of English, 
Madras Christian College, 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract
Literature is usually produced by the dominant classes in a society and they represent ideas as seen from their social as well as cultural position. Subaltern people have long been powerless in presenting themselves in the literary world. They have not been better represented, rather socially and politically misrepresented. The paper examines how testimonial narrative of Gabriel Okara’s “The Mystic Drum” protests against hegemony
Keywords
Gabriel Okara, “The Mystic Drum”, Testimonial Narrative, Protest against hegemony.
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