NGUGI’S SPEAKING SUBALTERNS IN DEVIL ON THE CROSS By Prof. Balkrishna Dada Waghmare

Abstract
Present research paper analysis Ngugi’s presentation of marginalised section of the Kenyan
society such as women and workers in his novel, Devil on the Cross. Subaltern studies focus on the
socially neglected and those who do have their own representation on literary canvas. Spivak argues that women especially Indian women are socially marginalised by our society. According to her, they can’t speak because they are unheard by social barriers. So she expects that the task of speaking for them should be done by the post-colonial writers. Ngugi has done the task of giving them their own voice in this novel. He has presented their suffering and marginalisation and also their struggle for their rights. So here, Ngugi fulfils Spivak’s expectation from post-colonial writers.

Keywords: Subalterns, Women, Marginalisation, Exploitation

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