top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture
Contemporary Women Writers of the Indian and Afro-Italian Diaspora
Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture
Click on image to enlarge

Sandra Ponzanesi - Author
SUNY series, Explorations in Postcolonial Studies
Price: $50.00 
Hardcover - 282 pages
Release Date: November 2004
ISBN10: 0-7914-6201-3
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6201-0

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary Read First Chapter image missing

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 to new writings by such Afro-Italian immigrant women as Ermina dell'Oro, Maria Abbebù Viarengo, Ribka Sibhatu, and Sirad Hassan. Sandra Ponzanesi's analysis highlights a set of dissymmetrical relationships that are set in the context of different imperial, linguistic, and market policies. By dealing with issues of representation linked to postcolonial literary genres, to gender and ethnicity questions, and to new cartographies of diaspora, this book imbues the postcolonial debate with a new élan.

“Ponzanesi’s attention to the question of language is laudable, sensitive, and sensible.” — CHOICE

"I like the author's ambition, both in terms of her desire to rematerialize other colonial/postcolonial locations like Italy and in terms of her attempt to compare South Asian diasporic writings with another postcolonial literature." — Antoinette Burton, author of Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India

Sandra Ponzanesi is Assistant Professor and Research Fellow of Gender and Postcolonial Studies at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1 Touchstones

2 The Exuberance of Immigration: Bharati Mukherjee, Jasmine

3 The Shock of Arrival: Meena Alexander, Fault Lines

4 Alienation and Narration: Sara Suleri, Meatless Days

5 Floating Myths: Sunetra Gupta, Moonlight into Marzipan

6 A Short Story about the Italian Empire: From Fascist Propaganda to

Postcolonial Representations

7 Daughters of Empire: Métissage and Hyphenated Identities: Erminia dell'Oro and Maria Abbebù Viarengo

8 Living in Translation: Ribka Sibhatu, Aulò: Canto-Poesia dall'Eritrea

9 Voices in Pain: Once We Were Warriors: Sirad S. Hassan, Sette Gocce di Sangue

10 Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index



Related Subjects
42902/(JFB/LDS/MC)

Related Titles

Of Irony and Empire
Of Irony and Empire
Order and Partialities
Order and Partialities
Race, Rhetoric, and the Postcolonial
Race, Rhetoric, and the Postcolonial
Hybridity
Hybridity
Relocating Agency
Relocating Agency
Postcolonial Narrative and the Work of Mourning
Postcolonial Narrative and the Work of Mourning
Locating Race
Locating Race
Beyond Dichotomies
Beyond Dichotomies
Empire and Poetic Voice
Empire and Poetic Voice
Toward Filipino Self-Determination
Toward Filipino Self-Determination



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg