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Using the master's tools : resistance and the literature of the African and South-Asian diasporas

Author: Anuradha Dingwaney Needham
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Through close readings of works by writers C.L.R. James, Salman Rushdie, Ama Ata Aidoo, Michelle Cliff, and Hanif Kureischi, Using the Master's Tools examines instances of textual resistance elaborated within imperial/metropolitan epistemologies and ideologies. In her analysis, Anuradha Neddham focuses especially on each writer's historical location, personal and political affiliations, presumed audiences, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: C L R James; Ama Ata Aidoo; Salman Rushdie; Hanif Kureishi; Michelle Cliff; Ama Ata Aidoo; Michelle Cliff; C L R James; Hanif Kureishi; Salman Rushdie; Cyril L R James; Salman Rushdie; Ama Ata Aidoo; Michelle Cliff; Hanif Kureishi
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anuradha Dingwaney Needham
ISBN: 0312225423 9780312225421 0333915305 9780333915301
OCLC Number: 42772483
Description: xii, 176 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: In, But Not of, the West: Repetition, Appropriation, and Re-Visions of Dominant (Colonial) Knowledge(s) --
Inhabiting the Metropole: C.L.R. James's "Grand Narratives" of Resistance and Emancipation --
Re-Playing the Indian Subcontinent: Salman Rushdie's Method(s) of Critique --
Return(s) to the Native Land: the Politics of Cultural Nationalism --
Reversing Europe's Gaze: Ama Ata Aidoo's Oppositional Art --
"Retracing the African Part of Ourselves": Blackness as Revolutionary Consciousness and Identity in the Work of Michelle Cliff --
In and of the (Imperial) Metropole --
"A New Way of Being British": Hanif Kureishi's (Necessary) Defense of Mixtures and Heterogeneity.
Responsibility: Anuradha Dingwaney Needham.
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"Through close readings of works by writers C.L.R. James, Salman Rushdie, Ama Ata Aidoo, Michelle Cliff, and Hanif Kureischi, Using the Master's Tools examines instances of textual resistance elaborated within imperial/metropolitan epistemologies and ideologies. In her analysis, Anuradha Neddham focuses especially on each writer's historical location, personal and political affiliations, presumed audiences, and position on gender as integral contextual determinants of the strategies of textual resistance each deploys."--Jacket.

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