Quest for self-identity in jean rhy's wide sargasso sea

  • Rajni Walia Senior Lecturer in English Government College Shim! a


One of the recurring strains in Commonwealth literature, is the search for a reconstruction of identity in the post-colonial context and a questioning of imperialist referents, as norms. From her unique position as a white West Indian woman writer, Jean Rhys examines the paradoxes and ambivalences of the creolised woman, in a post-colonial society. 1 She belongs to the white settler class, that 'occupies a cultural space between the European and the black Caribbean societies' 2and whose confusion over identity and self-worth, is seldom examined in English texts of imperialism. 

How to Cite
WALIA, Rajni. Quest for self-identity in jean rhy's wide sargasso sea. Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 119-130, aug. 2018. ISSN 0972-1401. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 june 2019.