Taking an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach to literature from 1947 to the present day, this Concise Companion is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking an authoritative understanding of the intellectual contexts of Postcolonial literature and culture.
An indispensable guide for anyone seeking an authoritative understanding of the intellectual contexts of Postcolonialism, bringing together 10 original essays from leading international scholars including C. L. Innes and Susan Bassnett
Explains the ideas and practises that emerged from the dismantling of European empires
Explores the ways in which these ideas and practices influenced the period’s keynote concerns, such as race, culture, and identity; literary and cultural translations; and the politics of resistance
Chapters cover the fields of identity studies, orality and literacy, nationalisms, feminism, anthropology and cultural criticism, the politics of rewriting, new geographies, publishing and marketing, translation studies.
Features a useful Chronology of the period, thorough general bibliography, and guides to further reading
Contents List of Illustrations vii Notes on Contributors viii Introduction 1 Shirley Chew 1 Framing Identities 9 David Richards 2 Orality and Literacy 29 Part 1: India G.N. Devy Part 2: South Africa Duncan Brown 3 The Politics of Rewriting 56 C.L. Innes 4 Postcolonial Translations 78 Susan Bassnett 5 Nation and Nationalisms 97 John McLeod 6 Feminism and Womanism 120 Nana Wilson-Tagoe v Contents 7 Cartographies and Visualization 141 David Howard 8 Marginality: Representations of Subalternity, Aboriginality and Race 162 Stephen Morton 9 Anthropology and Postcolonialism 182 Will Rea 10 Publishing Histories 204 Gail Low Index 229