Reflections of Neo-Global-Colonization: Traces of Neo-colonial Facts in Fiction

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Dr. Syeda Sughra Naqvi, Shaista Afzaal,


This study introduces the theme of neo-global-colonization and American imperialism in the twenty-first century. The discussion analyses the circumstantial geo-political goals that allow the US to take more bold steps for implementing its ideal New World Order that not only includes the change of imperial regimes in the Middle East but also introduces the possible change in geographical boundaries that may force the new local governments to be more submissive. These goals favour the particular interests of global colonisers to maintain power and exploit economic resources of the under-developed nations, rich in natural resources but deprived of modern economic development. The argument is constructed comparatively, by connecting the literary and political conspiracy theories reflected in contemporary literature with picturesque realism; bitter facts through fiction. “Literature provides shelter. That's why we need it.” Arundhati Roy believes. In this context, the paper presents an analysis of the texts which uncover the US’ game of throne to exploit natural resources of the under developed countries through collaborative role of the World Bank and other charity organizations, in light of Noam Chomsky’s neo-colonial theory presented in his book How the World Works: What Uncle Sam Really Wants (2011) and Arundhati Roy’s literary theory of Facts in Fiction presented during her Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, entitled Literature provides shelter. That's why we need it.

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