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And the birds began to sing : religion and literature in post-colonial cultures

Author: Jamie S Scott
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Atlanta, GA. : Rodopi, 1996.
Series: Cross/cultures, 22.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
And the birds began to sing.
Amsterdam ; Atlanta, GA. : Rodopi, 1996
(OCoLC)604006724
Online version:
And the birds began to sing.
Amsterdam ; Atlanta, GA. : Rodopi, 1996
(OCoLC)609032554
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie S Scott
ISBN: 9051839847 9789051839845 9051839677 9789051839678
OCLC Number: 35236215
Description: 327 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "Onward, Christian Britons!" / Jamie S. Scott --
Christianity and colonialism --
Ireland. "A pox on both their houses" : post-colonial religious conflict in the Belfast novels of Brian Moore / Jo. O'Donoghue --
Canada. "God this and god that and amen" : religious discourse in the fiction of Timothy Findley / Heather Sanderson ; "You have to discover it in some other way" : native symbols as appropriated by Margaret Atwood and Marian Engel / William Closson James ; It is, indeed, "one good story, that one" : Thomas King's parodic treatment of Genesis / Priscilla L. Walton --
Australia. "Religons are poems" : spirituality in Les Murray's poetry / Nicholas Birns ; David Malouf's Remembering Babylon : issues of race and spiritual transformation / James Tulip ; "Custodians of a British prison camp" : re-presenting the Christian missionary in post-colonial aboriginal fiction / Jamie S. Scott --
New Zealand and the South Pacific. The religious experience in R.A.K. Mason's poetry / Joost Daalder ; Beyond Puritanism : post-colonialism's "awful disease" in the novels of Maurice Gee / Trevor James ; "Maybe there aren't words for us yet" : (re)constructing religion, culture, and family in Keri Hulme's the bone people / Patrick Holland ; The only teller of big truths : Epeli Hau'ofa's Tales of the Tikongs and the biblical contexts of post-colonialism / Edward Watts --
The Africas. Locating the sacred : J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the barbarians / Trevor James ; "Seed wrapped in wonders" : representations of religion in the poetry of Christopher Okigbo / Ken Goodwin ; "If there is one god, fine, there will be others" : dialogical theology in the novels of Chinua Achebe / Ashton Nichols ; The dark, fearful Bush : loss and restoration in Amos Tutuola's The palm-wine drinkard / Bruce Ross. The post-colonial "crisis of representation" : and Ngugi wa Thiong'o's religious allegory / Oliver Lovesey --
Empire and world religions --
The Caribbean. Post-colonial encounters : Paule Marshall's "Widow praisesong" and George Lamming's "Daughter's adventure" / Patrick Taylor ; "I often wonder who I am" : voodoo character transformations in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea / Carol Morrell ; "At the gate of cultures" : religion, mythology, and folk-belief in West Indian poetry / Gordon Collier --
India. Abolishing the darkness : V.S. Naipaul's spiritual journey / Doireann MacDermott ; Widows, priests and erring householders : religion and the writings of Anita Desai / Chelva Kanaganayakam ; Appearance and eclipse : cognitive dissonance and cultural negotiation in the Hindu fiction of Kamala Markandaya / Bishnupriya Ghosh ; In good faith? : shadows of Hinduism on expatriate identity in the fiction of Bharati Mukherjee / Brinda Bose --
Afterword : A praxis of equity : reading religion and literature in post-colonial cultures / Jamie S. Scott.
Series Title: Cross/cultures, 22.
Responsibility: edited by Jamie S. Scott.

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