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The Theme of Alienation in the Selected Short Stories of Ama Ata Aidoo
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Rajkrishna Jana Ph.D Research Scholar Department of English Ranchi university


 Alienation is a type of rootlessness or baselessness or isolation which shapes up main theme of Studies such as Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy. In some respects, it is the prominent theme of human Condition in contemporary perspective. Alienation takes its origin as a natural impact of survival  crisis both intrinsically and extrinsically. The alienation here has been discussed with multiple manners by modern critics in general and Ama Ata Aidoo in particular. The alienated character is a recurrent matter in Ghanian Literature. In Ama Ata Aidoo’s writings it is not an exceptional in this regard. Due to reasons made historically and socio-culturally Afro Ghanian Literature must not be Separated from its contact. Ama Ata Aidoo has used the theme of alienation in her remarkable short stories in multiple manners. Sometime to denote the impact of colonialism and sometimes to indicate the deplorable conditions of African women; Sometimes to explore the social, and economic deteriorating conditions, she has used The Alienation Theory. Here in this paper the remarkable short stories like; No sweetness Here, Other versions, Everything Counts, For whom Things did not change, messages, have been studied and scrutinized vividly to find out the theme of alienation in diversified forms.


Keywords: Alienation, Rootlessness, Identity, Isolation, Deteriorating.

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