Colonialism and Cultural Identity: Crises of Tradition in the Anglophone Literatures of India, Africa, and the Caribbean
This book examines the diverse responses of colonized people to metropolitan ideas and to indigenous traditions. Going beyond the standard isolation of mimeticism and hybridity--and criticizing Homi Bhabha's influential treatment of the former--Hogan offers a lucid, usable theoretical structure for analysis of the postcolonial phenomena, with ramifications extending beyond postcolonial literature. Developing this structure in relation to major texts by Derek Walcott, Jean Rhys, Chinua Achebe, Earl Lovelace, Buchi Emecheta, Rabindranath Tagore, and Attia Hosain, Hogan also provides crucial cultural background for understanding these and other works from the same traditions.
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Literatures of Colonial Contract Cultural Geography and the Structures of Identity
Dialectics of Mimeticism and Nativism Derek Walcotts Dream on Monkey Mountain
Colonialism Patriarchy and Creole Identity Jean Rhyss Wide Sargasso Sea
Culture and Despair Chinua Achebes Things Fall Apart
Worship and Manness Earl Lovelaces The Wine of Astonishment
Lives of Women in the Region of Contract Buchi Emechetas The Joys of Motherhood
Orthodoxy and Universalism Rabindranath Tagores Gora
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