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Imagining justice : the politics of postcolonial forgiveness and reconciliation

Author: Julie McGonegal
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book approaches political demands for reconciliation from the perspective of postcolonial literary criticism and theory, demonstrating that reading can have potentially radical social and political effects.--From book jacket.
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McGonegal, Julie, 1976-
Imagining justice.
Montreal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)760072896
Named Person: David Malouf; Michael Ondaatje; Joy Kogawa; Joy Kogawa; J M Coetzee; David Malouf; Michael Ondaatje; Joy Kogawa; Joy Kogawa; J M Coetzee
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie McGonegal
ISBN: 9780773534582 077353458X
OCLC Number: 242060366
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--McMaster University.
Description: xiv, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Writing wrongs : postcolonial literature and the (im)possibility of forgiveness and reconciliation --
Horizons of justice : notes toward a theory of postcolonial forgiveness and reconciliation --
Unsettling the settler postcolony : uncanny pre-occupations in David Malouf's Remembering babylon --
Vigils amid violence : mourning the dead and the disappeared in Michael Ondaatje's Anil's ghost --
The future of racial memory : redressing the past in Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Itsuka --
The agonistics of absolution : responsibility and the right of grace in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace.
Responsibility: Julie McGonegal.
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