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A Tale of Two Novels from the Global South

This article examines the realist styles of the shared politics and representational tactics of Fakir Mohan Senapati's Six Acres and a Third and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. In the 19th century context of British rule in India and in the 20th century Latin American context of banana republics, respectively, both writers critique the dependence of the local economy on an exploitative foreign economic power. Firmly based in their respective local cultures and world views and using the form of narrative transculturation, these two novels from the global South help develop a critical consciousness of colonial and neocolonial modernity. The
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