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By Zhu Ying

Almost about Paul Ricoeur’s belief of the interconnectedness of background and fiction, this comparative literary research examines narrative recommendations that 3 modern writers of fiction - Toni Morrison, V. S. Naipaul, and Ben Okri - have devised to counteract the incompleteness of historic illustration. In her novel Beloved Morrison redefines the slave-narrative culture and divulges an alternate historical past of slavery through unveiling the inner lives of her characters. via a hybrid prose that combines fiction with heritage within the novels The Enigma of Arrival and A means within the World, Naipaul illuminates «areas of darkness» within the diasporic global of East Indian Trinidadians and gives new methods of reworking English literary and cultural historical past. concentrating on West African id and neighborhood, Okri brings a mythic and magnificent measurement to postcolonial fiction as a fashion of giving a voice to those that are ordinarily with no energy and virtually with none position in an international of inequality and injustice. Probing into historic incompleteness, this research underscores the integral function of fiction in representing lifestyles, rectifying historical past, and enlarging truth.

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