Aeroplane Mirrors: Personal and Political Reflexivity in Post-colonial Women's Novels

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 2002 - Education - 251 pages
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No study has yet linked the output of women's literature from post-colonial nations with the issues itemized in the Platform for Action arising out of the Fourth World Conference for Women in 1995. Morgan's work interconnects literary speculation with articulated policies, and by doing so she keeps the dialogue between fact and fiction alive and highly relevant in a world that desperately needs both rational inquiry and imaginative myth.

Morgan reveals how novels written by women from countries formerly occupied by European powers embody the linguistic, personal, and political complications of the post-colonial experience. By considering the history of the novel and the evolution of gender studies, as well as the struggle for political voice experienced by all colonized persons, she places selected post-colonial novels in context. This is a detailed examination of the interdependencies between politics and art. Morgan's book celebrates the act of writing as a courageous and innately political act.

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Contents

European Monolith
21
AteoColonialism or WColonialism?
39
Violence Against Women
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Copyright

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Elizabeth Morgan is a professor of English and Women in Development at Eastern College in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.

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