Beyond the Postcolonial: World Englishes Literature

Hardcover | September 18, 2012

byEmma Dawson Varughese

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With the backdrop of new global powers, this volume interrogates the state of writing in English. Strongly interdisciplinary, it challenges the prevailing orthodoxy of postcolonial literary theory. An insistence on fieldwork and linguistics makes this book scene-changing in its approach to understanding and reading emerging literature in English.

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With the backdrop of new global powers, this volume interrogates the state of writing in English. Strongly interdisciplinary, it challenges the prevailing orthodoxy of postcolonial literary theory. An insistence on fieldwork and linguistics makes this book scene-changing in its approach to understanding and reading emerging literature ...

Emma Dawson Varughese is an independent scholar. She works at the intersection of world literature and cultural studies, drawing on ethnographic research paradigms to conduct her fieldwork. She is author of Reading New India (2013) which explores post-millennial fiction from India, her specialism.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.1 × 5.69 × 0.88 inPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230300960

ISBN - 13:9780230300965

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Being Beyond
Methodology and Overview of Findings: Stories as Data?
Cameroon: (Fr)Anglophone?
Nigeria: Generation 'Y'
Uganda: The Power of The Pen
Kenya: Rifts Apart
Malaysia: Bahasa Manglish(es)
Singapore: Mad About Singlish
India: Emerging Economy, Emerging Literature
Conclusion: Beyond This?
References
Index

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"This is a highly original book: it makes a clear argument about the role of the postcolonial, it uses an innovative range of methodologies and most importantly, it introduces many writers to a global audience for the first time. It is a model for going 'beyond the postcolonial." - Professor Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway, University of London