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Said's second best analysis to imperialism
on 21 August 2016
Said's second best analysis to imperialism, his 'Orientalism' book had covered this topic in different perspective, whoever culture and imperialism contents is all about how in 19 and 20 century the leading imperialist countries Britain and France; the colonisers tried to impose their cultures ideas and will to the colonised India, Africa and Carreabean Islands through not only trade- economic control, and military power, but through literature by imposing sets of code of conduct to the native people as far the language was concerned , and trough Novels ( Conrad, Kipler, Austen, Camus Flaubert ect...) an example: in Algeria during the protectorate between 1830 and 1872 the French had imposed a 'code de l'indigenat ' was a legal charter aimed at extracting certain values from the colonial subjects such as force labor, and imposing the French language by closing Coranic, religious Madras'a or schools, list is quiet long....
This book is good for any one interested to know about imperialism, and on how the colonisers conquested not only the land but mind also according to the analysis or thesis of Edward Said.