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The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature
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Ato Quayson, Glenda R. Carpio, Gareth Griffiths, Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi, Philip Holden, Uzoma Esonwanne, Winfried Siemerling, Elaine Savory, Muhsin Al-Musawi, Francisco A. Ortega, Marcos Piason Natali, Christopher Warnes, Rajeev S. Patke, G. J. V. Prasad, Ananya Kabir, Julian Murphet, Daniel Heath Justice, Anne Brewster, Joe Cleary, John McLeod, Dominic Thomas, Sara Lennox, Debjani Ganguly, Bhekizizwe Peterson, Gabriella Mazzon, Jamie S. Scott, Ankhi Mukherjee, Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Mariano Siskind, Lene Johannessen, Monika Fludernik, Jahan Ramazani, Victor Li, Abhijit Gupta, Stephanie Newell, Lindiwe Dovey, Anjali Prabhu, H. Adlai Murdoch, Sandra Ponzanesi, Deepika Bahri, Ira Raja
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  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521517492

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  • Postcolonial studies is attentive to cultural differences, marginalization and exclusion. Such studies pay equal attention to the lives and conditions of various racial minorities in the West, as well as to regional, indigenous forms of representation around the world as being distinct from a dominant Western tradition. With the consolidation of the field in the past forty years, the need to establish the terms by which we might understand the sources of postcolonial literary history is more urgent now than ever before. The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature is the first major collaborative overview of the field. A mix of geographic and thematic chapters allows for different viewpoints on postcolonial literary history. Chapters cover the most important national traditions, as well as more comparative geographical and thematic frameworks. This major reference work will set the future agenda for the field, whilst also synthesizing its development for scholars and students.

    • Proposes a re-mapping of the field of postcolonial literary history
    • Chapters cover a range of geographic and thematic concerns from a variety of critical approaches
    • Covers literature from Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and Australasia
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    "With contributions from an impressive international group of recognized scholars, the collection--marked by a commendable degree of continuity between offerings--is unique in that it is a comprehensive history of a literary field as opposed to a compendium of literary analysis."
    --Choice

    "Overall, this collection is impressive in its reach. It takes on the laborious task of stitching together a multifarious history of postcolonial literatures. Both volumes offer historiographies that are far reaching in their inclusiveness and wherewithal to offer critical interpretations and reinterpretations of the paramount essays that defined the field. In doing so, they engage with current discussions while creating an opening for the burgeoning development of contemporary rhetorical questions."
    --The International Journal of African Historical Studies

    "I cannot see how this ambitious work can be bettered – or even equalled – anytime soon. Every postcolonial scholar and student would do well to have it on their shelves for constant reference."
    --Journal of Postcolonial Writing

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521517492
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 74 mm
    • weight: 2.55kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I. Chronology:
    1. Introduction: postcolonial literature in a changing frame Ato Quayson
    2. Postcolonial fictions of slavery Glenda R. Carpio
    3. Postcolonialism and travel writing Gareth Griffiths
    4. Missionary writing and postcolonialism Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi
    5. Postcolonial auto/biography Philip Holden
    6. Orality and the genres of African postcolonial writing Uzoma Esonwanne
    7. Canadian literatures and the postcolonial Winfried Siemerling
    8. Postcolonialism and Caribbean literature Elaine Savory
    9. Postcolonialism and Arab literature Muhsin Al-Musawi
    10. Postcolonialism and postcolonial writing in Latin America: a. Postcolonial literature in Latin America, 1492–1850 Francisco A. Ortega
    b. Postcolonial writing in Latin America, 1850–2000 Marcos P. Natali
    11. Postcolonial writing in South Africa Christopher Warnes
    12. Postcolonial literature in Southeast Asia Rajeev S. Patke
    13. Postcolonial South Asian poetry G. J. V. Prasad
    14. Postcolonial writing in India Ananya Jahanara Kabir
    15. Postcolonial writing in Australia and New Zealand Julian Murphet
    16. Indigenous writings in Canada, Australia and New Zealand: a. Indigenous people's writing in Canada Daniel Heath Justice
    b. Indigenous writing in Australia and New Zealand Anne Brewster
    17. Postcolonial writing in Ireland Joe Cleary
    18. Postcolonial writing in Britain John McLeod
    19. Postcolonial writing in France Dominic Thomas
    20. Postcolonial writing in Germany Sara Lennox. Volume II:
    21. The language question in India and Africa: a. The language question in India Debjani Ganguly
    b. The language question in Africa Bhekizizwe Peterson
    22. English and the development of postcolonial literature Gabriella Mazzon
    23. Religion and postcolonial writing Jamie S. Scott
    24. Postcolonial responses to the Western canon Ankhi Mukherjee
    25. Island writing, Creole cultures Elizabeth DeLoughrey
    26. Magical realism Mariano Siskind
    27. Palimpsest and hybridity in postcolonial writing Lene Johannessen
    28. The narrative forms of postcolonial fiction Monika Fludernik
    29. Poetry and postcolonialism Jahan Ramazani
    30. Primitivism and postcolonial literature Victor Li
    31. Popular culture and postcolonial literary production in Africa and India: a. Popular writing in India Abhijit Gupta
    b. Popular writing in Africa Stephanie Newell
    32. Film and postcolonial writing Lindiwe Dovey
    33. Fanon, Memmi, Glissant and postcolonial writing Anjali Prabhu
    34. Negritude and postcolonial literature H. Adlai Murdoch
    35. Publishing, prizes, and postcolonial literary production Sandra Ponzanesi
    36. Key journals and organizations Ira Raja and Deepika Bahri
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    Index.

  • Editor

    Ato Quayson, University of Toronto
    Ato Quayson is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto.

    Contributors

    Ato Quayson, Glenda R. Carpio, Gareth Griffiths, Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi, Philip Holden, Uzoma Esonwanne, Winfried Siemerling, Elaine Savory, Muhsin Al-Musawi, Francisco A. Ortega, Marcos Piason Natali, Christopher Warnes, Rajeev S. Patke, G. J. V. Prasad, Ananya Kabir, Julian Murphet, Daniel Heath Justice, Anne Brewster, Joe Cleary, John McLeod, Dominic Thomas, Sara Lennox, Debjani Ganguly, Bhekizizwe Peterson, Gabriella Mazzon, Jamie S. Scott, Ankhi Mukherjee, Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Mariano Siskind, Lene Johannessen, Monika Fludernik, Jahan Ramazani, Victor Li, Abhijit Gupta, Stephanie Newell, Lindiwe Dovey, Anjali Prabhu, H. Adlai Murdoch, Sandra Ponzanesi, Deepika Bahri, Ira Raja

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