Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors

Paperback | October 14, 2005

byElleke Boehmer

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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 infounding 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 - fromKipling 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 annotatedbibliography, 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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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 infounding and shaping this rapidly expanding field. ...

Elleke Boehmer is the Chair of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies in the Department of English and Media at Nottingham Trent University, and Director of the NTU Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. She has published Empire Writing (Oxford World's Classics, 1998), Empire, the National and the Postcolonial (2002), and critical e...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.82 inPublished:October 14, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199253714

ISBN - 13:9780199253715

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Imperialism and Textuality2. Colonialist Concerns3. The Stirrings of New Nationalism4. Metropolitans and Mimics5. Independence6. Postcolonialism7. Transitional futures: the postcolonial book and the global worldChronology of key events and publicationsNotesFurther readingIndex

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`A well-organized, accessible, and tightly-constructed text that reads very well and gives one both coverage and a sense of historical depth.'Ghosh