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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Neocolonialism: Exploitation of masses and women’s revolt in Ngugi’s Devil on the Cross


Dr. Syed Imtiaz Jukkalkar


All the exploitative and oppressive ideologies and strategies originated in Europe including United States are experimented on the societies dwelling in the geographical area of Africa and Asia. The insatiable hunger of accumulation of wealth of Europe gave rise to industrial revolution. With it took birth the need of exploration of new geographical areas consequently giving birth to Imperialism and Colonialism. After centuries of bloodshed and mass destruction of the colonized people with their life taking efforts, they gained freedom. But the diabolic mind set of Europeans still hungry to continue to suck the blood of the masses through multinational corporations and the agents they have planted. This ideology Kwame Nkrumad calls as Neocolonialism. Ngugi in his novel Devil on the Cross explores the lived experiences of the masses particularly of women under the impact of Neocolonialism. He shows that it can be encountered by the modern educated youths. He wants women to take modern education, equip themselves with physical fitness for self-protection and at times should be able to remove the European agents with gun.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Syed Imtiaz Jukkalkar. Neocolonialism: Exploitation of masses and women’s revolt in Ngugi’s Devil on the Cross. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2024;6(1):15-17. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2024.v6.i1a.155
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