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A Treatise on Creole Nationalism

Volume: 116  ,  Issue: 1 , January    Published Date: 12 January 2023
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 45  ,  Download: 21 , Pages: 283 - 288    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1001161120234415

Authors

# Author Name
1 Leoncio P. Olobia

Abstract

This paper ponders on creole nationalism as a form of ideology espoused by foreign individuals who eventually settle in local communities in another country. Despite the new communitys acceptance of them to some extent, locals bear situations forcing creoles to deal with obstacles like achievement of independence and vernacularization of language. In a sense, creole nationalism promotes glocalization and cultural hybridity as ways to achieve emancipatory enlightenment through understanding the nation as an imagined community and analyzing national literature in the context of the peoples struggles in the local communities - all signs of how indigenous sensibilities shape national consciousness. Indeed, because of colonial powers historical baggage, the effects of expanding control and dominance in a foreign land are far more obnoxious to the local sensibilities than can ever be envisaged. Result of this paper reveals that creole nationalism can lead to dangerous designs of decadence if they are not thoroughly thought out. Hence, local leaders must emphasize the value of cooperation and communication in this regard in order to create harmonious relationships between all parties. Creoles may know where they stand so as to avoid interfering in local affairs if they are aware of their positions and boundaries.