Power Dynamics, Oppression and Resistance

A Postcolonial Analysis of Uzma Asam khan’s The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali ( 2019)


  • Shahbaz Khalid PhD Scholar, Department of English Literature, The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Punjab Pakistan
  • Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad Associate Professor, Department of English Literature, The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Punjab Pakistan




Walter Mignolo, The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali, Uzma Asam Kan, Colonialism, Resistance, Oppression, Power Dynamics


This research investigates the postcolonial issues in Uzma Aslam Khan's "The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali," (2019) by using the theoretical framework developed by Walter Mignolo. The research begins by discussing the intricate interplay between the power dynamic, oppression and resistance in the novel which sets the stage for an investigation of the postcolonial theme. The main research question will examine the way in which Khan's story confronts the lasting consequences of colonialism. it is the aim of understanding how marginalized voices are represented as well as their resistance forms. By utilizing Mignolo's theories of colonialism and power, as well as notions of border, this study seeks to discover the contribution of the novel to the debate of postcolonial identity as well as resisting decoloniality. this study highlights the power of Mignolo's theory-based approach to studying Khan's work and reveals how the novel doesn't just criticize remnants of the colonial power structure, but also highlights the resilience and power of the marginalized against ongoing discrimination and oppression.


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How to Cite

Shahbaz Khalid, & Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad. (2024). Power Dynamics, Oppression and Resistance: A Postcolonial Analysis of Uzma Asam khan’s The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali ( 2019). Inception - Journal of Languages and Literature, 3(2), 51–66. https://doi.org/10.36755/ijll.v3i2.82