Postcolonizing the Commonwealth : studies in literature and culture /

Women and resistance in Iran; cowboy songs; fetal alcohol syndrome; the conquest of Everest; women settlers in Natal. What do these topics have in common? The study of what used to be called Commonwealth literature, or the new literatures, has by now come to be known as postcolonial study.This colle...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Smith, Rowland, 1938-
Format: eBook
Published: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2000]
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction / Rowland Smith
  • 1. Postcolonial / Commonwealth studies in the Caribbean : points of difference / Edward Baugh
  • 2. Proximities : from Asymptote to Zeugma / Alan Lawson
  • 3. Looking in from "beyond" : Commonwealth studies in French universities / Jacqueline Bardolph
  • 4. Climbing Mount Everest : postcolonialism in the culture of ascent / Stephen Slemon
  • 5. Afrikaners, Africans and Afriquas : Metissage in Breyten Breytenbach' s Return to paradise / Johan U. Jacobs
  • 6. Inheritance in question : the magical realist mode in Afrikaans fiction / Sheila Roberts
  • 7. Natal women's letters in the 1850s : Ellen McLeod, Eliza Feilden, Gender and "second-world" ambi/valence / Margaret J. Daymond
  • 8. Rural women and African resistance : Lauretta Ngcobo's novel And they didn't die / Cherry Clayton
  • 9. Five minutes of silence : voices of Iranian feminists in the postrevolutionary age / Nima Naghibi
  • 10. FAS and cultural discourse : who speaks for native women? / Cheryl Suzack
  • 11. Can Rohinton Mistry's realism rescue the novel? / Laura Moss
  • 12. Dislocations of culture : unhousing and the unhomely in Salman Rushdie's Shame / Susan Spearey
  • 13. A vision of unity : Brathwaite, Ngugi, Rushdie and the quest for authenticity / Mac Fenwick
  • 14. Cowboy songs, Indian speeches and the language of poetry / J. Edward Chamberlin
  • Index.