Anita Desai and her “Games at Twilight”

Let´s get to know the writer of the story we are going to start our school year with.

I really believe you´ll love reading “Games at Twilight” and that the story will make you think and reflect a lot.

With Dani Barra, you have been working on the writer.

Leave a comment with one characteristic of post-colonialism or Indianness.

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7 Responses to Anita Desai and her “Games at Twilight”

  1. Juana Otaño says:

    In post-colonialism is very common to find characters who are struggling with their identities, for example in the Indianness literature characters must deal with the economic, political, and emotional effects.

  2. Cami Carnemolla says:

    This literature that has been profuced in former colonies
    Reflect changes in social, political, economic and cultural practices in freed regions and rebellion against anything that remainds of colonizer.

  3. Mechi Anelo says:

    It’s all about the constant balance of the devil and good . humans, animals and plants are all the same, they want to achieve oneness with nature

  4. Tadeo Helou says:

    A word which would characterize Indianess is identity. This makes us answer who they are? And which one is their real culture.
    Moreover, a word in connection with post colonialism is influence. What I want to convey is the idea about up to what extent the British culture would influence the Indian after being independenced.
    See you tomorrow,

  5. nico pourteau says:

    The colonizers thought that the colonized peoples had no culture, had made no contributions to human progress, and were ignorant—so from that perspective, colonialism was a wonderful thing for them. Weren’t they just so lucky to be taken out of their ignorance and darkness and civilized by benevolent colonizers?

    Postcolonial writers don’t like this version of history. It’s a version that casts colonizers as heroes, as rescuers who “saved” everyone from ignorance and darkness. So postcolonial writers set about writing history from their own perspective, showing how colonialism was actually a pretty violent, terrible thing. More importantly, these writers also show how history is a matter of perspective, and there are always many perspectives: there is no one “true” history.

  6. Candela Zufriategui says:

    One characteristic of the postcolonial literature is the appropriation of the colonizers language. Many postcolonial writers choose to write in the colonizer’s’ “tongue” remolding it to reflect the rhythms and syntax of indigenous languages, and inventing new words and styles to demonstrate mastery of a language that was, in a sense, forced upon them.

  7. Julia Molmenti says:

    Post colonial literaure often deal with nationhood and nationalism. Writwe write boos on behal of ther nations and are very patrotic. Their work is often nati onalist, because postcolonial writers like to highlight and valorize their nation’s cultural, political and social identity.

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