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and the writer in regards to their true intentions when writing about their intended subject. The writer’s subjectivity is not ordinarily something that is brought into discussion, but Seierstad’s novel certainly allowed us an audience to delve deeper into the roles and responsibilities as well as power that is often given to an author that can often be misused for one’s own personal gain. Morton in his in−depth text Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak stipulates that:

By championing the voices and texts of such minority groups, Spivak has also challenged some of the dominant ideas of the contemporary era. (Morton, 2003, p.1)

Spivak is one of the first contemporary post−colonial theorists who is able to stipulate how key it is to have texts that actually