Relocating Aborigines in Sally Morgan’s My Place

  • Azeem Ullah Assistant Prof, Department of English, Abasyn University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar
  • Abdul Hamid Khan, Dr Assistant Professor, Department of English, Qurtuba University, Peshawar
  • Syed Hanif Rasool Assistant Professor, Department of English, Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak

Abstract

Sally Morgan’ s novel My Place explicitly portrays the resistance of Aborigines subalterns against the prevailing social, economic, cultural and political issues. Focusing on identity, hybridity, ethnicity, and racism, the paper argues how Aborigines undergo social injustice, racial distortion, class disparity and adversarial displacement by Neo-colonialism. Investigating the Aborigines’ academic endeavours, genealogical suppressive destitutions, groundbreaking reattachment, matrilineal links, it is hypothesized that My Place foregrounds the contemporary status of modern Aboriginal Woman. Illustrating the Aborigines’ altruistic patriotism and excruciating their sufferings during Neo-colonialism in the novel, it is spotlighted how lost generation and stolen generation and extortive afflictions imposed on the Aborigines by the Whites in Australia have shaped the formers’ collective socio-cultural and political consciousness.

Published
2020-08-25
How to Cite
ULLAH, Azeem; KHAN, Abdul Hamid; RASOOL, Syed Hanif. Relocating Aborigines in Sally Morgan’s My Place. University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics & Literature, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, aug. 2020. ISSN 2663-1512. Available at: <http://jll.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/journal2/article/view/85>. Date accessed: 19 sep. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.33195/jll.v2i2.85.