Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors
Colonial and Postcolonial Literature is the leading critical overview of and historical introduction to colonial and postcolonial literary studies. Highly praised from the time of its first publication for its lucidity, breadth, and insight, the book has itself played a crucial part in founding and shaping this rapidly expanding field. The author, an internationally renowned postcolonial critic, provides a broad contextualizing narrative about the evolution of colonial and postcolonial writing in English. Illuminating close readings of texts by a wide variety of writers - from Kipling and Conrad through to Kincaid, from Ngugi to Noonuccal and Naipaul - explicate key theoretical terms such as 'subaltern', 'colonial resistance', 'writing back', and 'hybridity'. This revised edition includes new critiques of postcolonial women's writing, an expanded and fully annotated bibliography, and a new chapter and conclusion on postcolonialism exploring keynote debates in the field relating to sexuality, transnationalism, and local resistance.
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Aboriginal adventure African alien anti-colonial Australia Ben Okri Bengal Britain British Empire Cambridge Canada Canadian Caribbean Caryl Phillips centre century Chapter Chinua Achebe civil colonial writers colonialist colonizer’s Conrad context cultural D. H. Lawrence decolonization Derek Walcott dominant early Úlites emerged English Essays Europe European experience exploration Fanon fiction Forster Gender global hybridity identity images imaginative imperialist independence India indigenous interpretation J. M. Coetzee Kipling Kipling’s land language literary Macmillan metaphors metropolitan migrant modern modernist movement myth narrative nationalist native Ngugi nineteenth-century novel novelists Okri Orwell Oxford poems poetry political postcolonial criticism postcolonial literature postcolonial text postcolonial writing Press R. K. Narayan race representation represented resistance Routledge rule Rushdie Salman Rushdie settler social society South Africa Soyinka stories struggle symbolic texts textual theory traditions twentieth-century V. S. Naipaul Victorian West western white man’s Wole Soyinka women Woolf Zealand