UNVEILING HOMELESSNESS AND NOSTALGIA IN THE ISLAND OF MISSING TREES: A POSTCOLONIAL STUDY
This article examines the themes of homelessness and nostalgia in The Island of Missing Trees, a postcolonial novel that portrays the protagonist’s emotional journey of displacement and yearning for a lost homeland. Through a critical analysis of the narrative, the study unravels how the island symbolizes cultural identity and rootedness for the protagonist. The island’s natural beauty and historical significance intensify the nostalgia for a past impacted by colonial forces. Characters’ interactions with the landscape illuminate the influence of colonial legacies on their identities and sense of place. The metaphor of ‘missing trees’ represents lost memories and suppressed histories, driving the protagonist’s quest for self-discovery. The findings of the study indicate that the people in foreign land fall a pray to the sense of homelessness and nostalgia. The study, by highlighting themes of identity, memory, and cultural heritage within text of novel, proves a fruitful addition to the existing body of literature in field of post colonialism.