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Postcolonial literatures : Achebe, Ngugi, Desai, Walcott

Author: Michael Parker; Roger Starkey
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1995.
Series: New casebooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays reflects the intensified debate world-wide in literary theories, especially since 1968, and the growth of post-colonial literatures in English, which together have prompted significant re-readings of cultural histories in Africa, India, the Caribbean, as well as in America and Europe.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Chinua Achebe; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Anita Desai; Derek Walcott; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Anita Desai; Chinua Achebe; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Anita Desai; Derek Walcott; Chinua Achebe; Anita Desai; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Derek Walcott; Ngugi wa Thiong'o; Chinua Achebe; Anita Desai; Derek Walcott; Chinua Achebe; Ngugi wa Thiong'o; Anita Desai; Derek Walcott; Chinua Achebe; Ngugi wa Thiong'o.; Anita Desai; Derek Walcott
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Parker; Roger Starkey
ISBN: 0333608011 9780333608012 033360802X 9780333608029 0312126646 9780312126643
OCLC Number: 33215667
Description: ix, 288 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Michael Parker and Roger Starkey --
Essays on Chinua Achebe. 1. How the Centre is Made to Hold in Things Fall Apart / Neil Ten Kortenaar. 2. No Longer at Ease: Chinua Achebe's 'Heart of Whiteness' / Philip Rogers. 3. Knowledge and Power, the Story and the Storyteller: Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah / Robin Ikegami. 4. Chinua Achebe: the Wrestler and the Challenge of Chaos / Chidi Okonkwo --
Essays on Ngugi wa Thiong'o. 5. The Politics of the Signifier: Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Petals of Blood / Stewart Crehan. 6. Ngugi's Devil on the Cross: the Novel as Hagiography of a Marxist / F. Odun Balogun. 7. The Master's Dance to the Master's Voice: Revolutionary Nationalism and the Representation of Women in the Writing of Ngugi wa Thiong'o / Elleke Boehmer --
Essays on Anita Desai. 8. 'Going in the Opposite Direction': Feminine Recusancy in Anita Desai's Voices in the City / Harveen Sachdeva Mann. 9. Fire on the Mountain: a Rite of Exit / Bettina I. Knapp. 10. History and Letters: Anita Desai's Baumgartner's Bombay / Judie Newman --
Essays on Derek Walcott. 11. 'Divided to the Vein': Patterns of Tormented Ambivalence in Walcott's The Fortunate Traveller / Clement H. Wyke. 12. Cultural Imperatives in Derek Walcott's Dream on Monkey Mountain / Daizal R. Samad. 13. Value Judgements on Art and the Question of Macho Attitudes: the Case of Derek Walcott / Elaine Savory. 14. An Empire of Poetry / Sidney Burris.
Series Title: New casebooks.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Parker and Roger Starkey.

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