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The empire writes back : theory and practice in post-colonial literatures

Author: Bill Ashcroft; Gareth Griffiths; Helen Tiffin
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: New accents.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
"The experience of colonization and the challenges of a post-colonial world have produced an explosion of new writing in English. This diverse and powerful body of literature has established a specific practice of post-colonial writing in cultures as various as India, Australia, the West Indies and Canada, and has challenged both the traditional canon and dominant ideas of literature and culture. The Empire Writes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ashcroft, Bill, 1946-
Empire writes back.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Ashcroft; Gareth Griffiths; Helen Tiffin
ISBN: 0415280192 9780415280198 0415280206 9780415280204 6610074674 9786610074679
OCLC Number: 49593655
Notes: Originally published 1989 by Routledge.
Description: x, 283 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Cutting the ground : critical models of post-colonial literatures --
2. Re-placing language : textual strategies in post-colonial writing --
3. Re-placing the text : the liberation of post-colonial writing --
4. Theory at the crossroads : indigenous theory and post-colonial reading --
5. Re-placing theory : post-colonial writing and literacy theory --
6. Re-thinking the post-colonial : post-colonialism in the twenty first century.
Series Title: New accents.
Other Titles: Theory and practice in post-colonial literatures
Responsibility: Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin.
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This was the first major theoretical account of a wide range of post-colonial texts and their relation to the larger issues of post-colonial culture, and remains one of the most significant works  Read more...


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