Reclaiming Individual Needs of The Aboriginals in Kim Scott’s: True Country Using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory

Swetha V, N. Gayathri


Human beings possess a set of fundamental needs to sustain existence. These needs enable a unique dimension to our identities through the motivational factors leading to self-actualization. Developing an identity is a combination of a social and individual entity evolved from the individual’s interpersonal needs. The paper examines the impact of lost identity and a weakened sense of belonging within the Australian Aboriginal community, and its consequential effects on their ability to meet fundamental necessities. These Aboriginals have advocated reclaiming their basic needs through oral narratives that were consequently transcribed into various written forms. This research is based on a quantitative approach, attempting to depict the individual Aboriginal needs in Kim Scott’s True Country using Maslow’s ‘Hierarchy of Needs Theory’. Further investigates the interpersonal developmental identities of the Aborigines using the above-mentioned theory. The finding exhibits the positive impact in achieving the individual needs to redefine themselves.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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