John Millington Synge’s The Shadow of the Glen (1903) and kateb Yacine’s Mohamed prends ta valise (1971): A postcolonial study.
University Mouloud Mammeri of Tizi-Ouzou
The aim of this study is to examine the issue of postcolonial language in John Millington Synge’s The Shadow of the Glen (1903) and Kateb Yacine’s Mohamed prends ta valise (1971). Our major interest in this dissertation is to look for possible convergences between the Irish playwright John Millington Synge, and the Algerian playwright Kateb Yacine as postcolonial writers. Therefore, we have borrowed Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffith and Helen Tiffin’s concepts of Appropriation and Abrogation from their book entitled: The Empire Writes Back (1989). In addition we have appealed to the concept of Cultural Identity as developed by Homi Bhabha and Stuart Hall. As a result, we have concluded that in spite the distance that separated both playwrights in time and space, they used the colonizer’s language and hybridized the cultural identity of their characters in a very similar way.
Arts Dramatiques et Lettres Anglaises