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The two answers of the colonized

The body and face of the colonized are not a pretty sight. It is not without damage that one carries the weight of such historical misfortune. If the colo­ nizer's face is the odious one of an oppressor, that of his victim certainly does not express calm and har­ mony. The colonized does not exist in accordance with the colonial myth, but he is nevertheless rec­ ognizable. Being a creature of oppression, he is bound to be a creature of want.