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The Legacy of Colonialism: Existential Crisis in Garth St. Omer’s Another Place, Another Time

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This article examines Saint Lucian author, Garth St. Omer’s Another Place, Another Time, which depicts Derek Charles, the protagonist, and other minor characters, as exiles due to colonial education and/or the colonial experience and mentality that were passed down from their enslaved ancestors. As a result, the characters suff er from a pervasive existential crisis. They question their existence and suff er anguish, bad faith, somnambulism and a number of other issues. But St. Omer indicates that the only way to overcome such psychological and emotional turmoil is to negate what was taught before and choose a different kind of life.
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