Mother Country

Mother Country (2002) is a novel by Libby Purves about a young American computer expert who goes in search of the relatives of his biological father, a teenage heroin addict in 1970s London when she had him who was pronounced an unfit mother and who died soon after giving birth to him. Raised by his paternal grandparents, the young man has never been to England again after being carried off to the United States by his father, who also died young.

Mother Country explores the culture clash between the two nations, drug addiction and rehabilitation, family secrets, and the will to move on in life.

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... cultures of the peoples who had been ruled and exploited by the Mother Country ... often reclaimed from the colonizer, whilst maintaining connections with the colonial Mother Country the ways in which knowledge of the colonized people was generated and used to solely serve the interests of the ... permits the subaltern peoples reply to the colonial legacy of the Mother Country by writing back to the center, whereby, using the colonial language, the indigenous peoples ...
Declaration And Resolves Of The First Continental Congress - Annotations of Resolves
... these colonies, were at the time of their emigration from the mother country, entitled to all the rights, liberties, and immunities of free and natural- born subjects, within ... a lower political and social level than the citizens of the mother country ... the commercial advantages of the whole empire to the mother country, and the commercial benefits of its respective members excluding every idea of taxation internal or external, for raising a revenue ...

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