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Female Infanticide in India
Female Infanticide in India (January 2005)
A Feminist Cultural History
Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar - Author
Renu Dube - Author
Reena Dube - Author

Examines female infanticide in colonial and postcolonial India.

Female Infanticide in India is a theoretical and discursive intervention in the field of postcolonial feminist theory. It focuses on the devaluation of women through an examination of the practice of female infanticide in colonial India and the reemergence of this practice in the form of femicide (selective killing of female fetuses) in postcolonia...(Read More)
African Fiction and Joseph Conrad
African Fiction and Joseph Conrad (December 2004)
Reading Postcolonial Intertextuality
Byron Caminero-Santangelo - Author

Interrogates the "writing back to the center" approach to intertextuality and explores alternatives to it.

"Byron Caminero-Santangelo exposes the limitations of the hegemonic 'writing back to the center' model and offers an alternative approach that emphasizes the constitutive creativity of postcolonial cultural producers. The subtlety of his reasoning and the brilliance of his close readings will make ...(Read More)
Muslim Narratives and the Discourse of English
Muslim Narratives and the Discourse of English (December 2004)
Amin Malak - Author

Examines novels and short stories by Muslim authors who write in English.

This is the first book to explore the works of Muslim authors who write in English yet take their inspiration from Islam. Through close readings of novels and short stories by Salman Rushdie, Ahmed Ali, Attia Hosain, Nuruddin Farah, and others, Amin Malak reveals their aesthetic and discursive merits as well as their idiomatic and metaphorical e...(Read More)
Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture
Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture (November 2004)
Contemporary Women Writers of the Indian and Afro-Italian Diaspora
Sandra Ponzanesi - Author

Explores postcolonial discourse from the standpoint of feminism and writers in minority languages.

This innovative contribution to understanding the promise and contradictions of contemporary postcolonial culture applies a wide array of theoretical tools to a large body of literature. The author compares the work of established Indian writers including Bharati Mukherjee, Meena Alexander, Sara Suleri, and Sunetra Gupta...(Read More)
Edward Said at the Limits
Edward Said at the Limits (January 2004)
Mustapha Marrouchi - Author

Shows the full breadth and scope of Edward Said's work and of his role as a public intellectual.

In Edward Said at the Limits, Mustapha Marrouchi offers a sensitive critique of Edward Said, one of America's foremost commentators on the Palestinian cause. Marrouchi does justice to the extraordinary life of a complex figure who was fundamentally a humanist committed to the eradication of domination and whose angry ...(Read More)
Postcolonial Narrative and the Work of Mourning
Postcolonial Narrative and the Work of Mourning (December 2003)
J.M. Coetzee, Wilson Harris, and Toni Morrison
Sam Durrant - Author

A cross-cultural analysis of the work of Coetzee, Harris and Morrison, demonstrating that the fundamental task of postcolonial narrative is the work of mourning.

Sam Durrant’s powerfully original book compares the ways in which the novels of J. M. Coetzee, Wilson Harris, and Toni Morrison memorialize the traumatic histories of racial oppression that continue to haunt our postcolonial era. The works examined bear witness ...(Read More)
Empire and Poetic Voice
Empire and Poetic Voice (December 2003)
Cognitive and Cultural Studies of Literary Tradition and Colonialism
Patrick Colm Hogan - Author

Explores the relation of post-colonization authors to literary traditions.

In Empire and Poetic Voice Patrick Colm Hogan draws on a broad and detailed knowledge of Indian, African, and European literary cultures to explore the way colonized writers respond to the subtle and contradictory pressures of both metropolitan and indigenous traditions. He examines the work of two influential theorists of identity, Judi...(Read More)
Relocating Agency
Relocating Agency (March 2003)
Modernity and African Letters
Olakunle George - Author

Winner CHOICE 2003 Outstanding Academic Title

A postmodernist metacritical look at theories of African literature.

Combining a sustained critical engagement of Anglo-American theory with focused close-readings of major African writers, this book performs a long-overdue cross-fertilization of ideas among poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, and African literature. The autho...(Read More)
White Women in Racialized Spaces
White Women in Racialized Spaces (August 2002)
Imaginative Transformation and Ethical Action in Literature
Samina Najmi - Editor
Rajini Srikanth - Editor

Explores the unique relationship between white women and racial Others in a wide variety of literary works.  

At once racially privileged and sexually marginalized, white women have been energetic in calling for solidarity among all women in opposing patriarchy, but have not been equally motivated to examine their own racial privilege. White Women in Racialized Spaces turns primarily to literature to illumi...(Read More)
Beyond Dichotomies
Beyond Dichotomies (July 2002)
Histories, Identities, Cultures, and the Challenge of Globalization
Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi - Editor

Confronts the cultural challenges of globalization.

Beyond Dichotomies examines literary texts, cultural production, and concrete local practices within the context of modernity and globalization by focusing on the ways in which some societies confront the complexity of cultures reflected in new forms of knowledge, narratives, and subjectivities. The contributors explore how particular societies negotiate the rela...(Read More)
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