Visuell og språklig dekolonialisering i Athena Farrokhzads Vitsvit (2013)
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OriginalversjonNorsk litteraturvitenskapelig tidsskrift. 2018, (1), 27-48. 10.18261/issn.1504-288X-2018-01-03
The article argues that White Blight can be read as a decolonial project with an immanent ambition to display, dissolve and change colonial aspects of the prevalent models of thought. «The other» of the colonial discourse moves to a central position, by, for example, mimicking the objectification of the coloured subject, performed by focusing on the colour white. As a work of art, White Blight belongs to an experimental tradition, aiming for a break with the discursive power inherent in established notions of artistic form. Hélène Cixous and Frantz Fanon are important references in an exploration of the power of language and structural racism in the text.