Postcolonial Yearning: Reshaping Spiritual and Secular Discourses in Contemporary Literature

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Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 20, 2013 - Religion - 120 pages
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Anglophone postcolonial studies has been characterized by its secular nature. Yet as the first generation of scholars grapples with mortality, a yearning for spiritual meaning is emerging in many texts. This study synthesizes the sacred language used in these texts with critical theory in order to create a holistic frame for interpretive analysis.

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Asha Sen is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA. She specializes in postcolonial literature and theory with a specific focus on South Asia, West Africa, and the Caribbean. Her most recent publication is "Looking Back, Looking Forward: Examining Pre-Colonial Identities in Mahesh Dattani's Dance Like a Man" in the journal ARIEL.

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