Colonizer and Colonized

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Over the last two decades, the experiences of colonization and decolonization, once safely relegated to the margins of what occupied students of history and literature, have shifted into the latter's center of attention, in the West as elsewhere. This attention does not restrict itself to the historical dimension of colonization and decolonization, but also focuses upon their impact upon the present, for both colonizers and colonized. The nearly fifty essays here gathered examine how literature, now and in the past, keeps and has kept alive the experiences - both individual and collective - of colonization and decolonization. The contributors to this volume hail from the four corners of the earth, East and West, North and South. The authors discussed range from international luminaries past and present such as Aphra Behn, Racine, Blaise Cendrars, Salman Rushdie, Graham Greene, Derek Walcott, Guimarães Rosa, J.M. Coetzee, André Brink, and Assia Djebar, to less known but certainly not lesser authors like Gioconda Belli, René Depestre, Amadou Koné, Elisa Chimenti, Sapho, Arthur Nortje, Es'kia Mphahlele, Mark Behr, Viktor Paskov, Evelyn Wilwert, and Leïla Houari. Issues addressed include the role of travel writing in forging images of foreign lands for domestic consumption, the reception and translation of Western classics in the East, the impact of contemporary Chinese cinema upon both native and Western audiences, and the use of Western generic novel conventions in modern Egyptian literature.
 

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Romero Lopez Dolores
9
Nishihara Daisuke
21
NakamuT a Kazue
27
Wong Dorothy
43
Luk Thomas Y
57
Tarn Kwokkan
65
ReyMimoso Ruiz Bemadette
79
Khair Tabish
89
Chanady Amaryll
183
Mueller Rose Anna
193
Mindlin Dulce Marla Viana
205
Aimsick Ingnd
215
Freitas Mana Teresa
223
White Erdmute Wenzel
235
Avila Mynam
251
Farla Gentil
259

Raveendran P
97
Wagenbaur Thomas
109
Ireland
123
Cheng Miu Bing Chnstina
135
Zhang Benzi
161
Arnold A James
269
Nerl Francesca
277
Cziesla Wolfgang
289
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Page 44 - The objective of colonial discourse is to construe the colonized as a population of degenerate types on the basis of racial origin, in order to justify conquest and to establish systems of administration and instruction.