chapter  5
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Alien Gods

On the margin of European culture, and alienated from his own, the ‘coloured’ intellectual is an artefact of colonial history, mar­ ginal man par excellence. He is a creature of two worlds, and of none. Thrown up by a specific history, he remains stranded on its shores even as it recedes; and what he comes into is not so much a twilight world, as a world of false shadows and false light.