God of Small Things: Letters Assignment

Module: Postcolonial Writing (Level 5)


  • Mackenzie Woodhouse


god of small things, postcolonial writing


This assignment required students to create letters from characters within existing texts. The central focus is to interrogate the problem of speaking for the silenced. Spivak's questioning of whether it is possible for the subaltern to speak or to have an authentic voice is interrogated through a critical creative approach to the texts.

Author Biography

Mackenzie Woodhouse

Mackenzie Woodhouse is an experimental writer from Sheffield who recently completed English With Creative Writing at Leeds Beckett University. Building from her fascination of everyday objects, food, and conversation, she has built a portfolio of strangely presented powerful poetry. Kenzie’s niche is focused upon form-play, style, and the possibilities of the blank page. She thinks that the poem should break free from the restrictions of the single page.