Here Fanon is not only recognizing what he called cultural imposition
but is also describing the venues through which cultural and psychological misorientation occurs.
is the tendency to impose one's beliefs, values and patterns of behaviour on another culture (Campina-Bacote 2003:11).
The Bluest Eye deals with this unconscious desire, and shows how under severe white cultural imposition
the black person can undergo, in Fanon's words, "a kind of scission, a fracture of consciousness" (194).
While the "ideological affinity between the Western humanist definition of man and the black nationalist construction of blackness" (29) cannot be denied, Dubey warns that "We cannot impose the poststructuralist celebration of the absent, decentered subject upon these novels, for they are informed by a keen understanding of absence as a Western cultural imposition
upon black Americans" (30).
According to Native Lands field coordinator Nicanor Gonzales, persuading the Miskito to participate in the land-use survey and mapping process will be much easier with fellow indigenous peoples organizing the project, since this will avoid the cultural imposition
often created by non-Indian anthropologists.
But this is just incidental: what Carina Ray singularly fails to understand is why exactly many Africans are irked by this new cultural imposition
from the West.