Week 7 – “Decolonizing Yahweh” Latvus

November 11, 2007

Latvus argues that from a postcolonial perspective, colonialism is all about power. Thus, the poor are left out of the equation because they have no power at all, neither the power to assert themselves nor the power to command attention from the colonizers. As Latvus notes, “The poor represent the deepest margin compared to the political center of Babylon, because they are not even important enough to be named, killed, or deported” (188).

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