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AN ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF COMPRADOR CLASS: A NEO-COLONIAL STUDY OF A CASE OF EXPLODING MANGOES BY HANIF (Published)

This paper is an endeavor to explore the damaging role played by comprador//bourgeois class in the fate of newly independent states by applying postcolonial theorist Fanon’s (2004) inferences about colonial legacy and its practitioners, the comprador elites. Hanif’s A Case of Exploding Mangoes (2008) is a critique of General Zia’s dictatorial regime when he abused the institutions of army and religion in the name of Islamization and played havoc with the political and constitutional set up of the state. Hanif dismantles Zia’s sham religiosity and exposes how he kept his people oppressed, deprived and in confusion sustaining an aura of serving the ideology of the people and the state.

Keywords: Colonialism, bourgeois, colonial legacy, comprador, neo-colonial, postcolonial