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Author Lewis, Simon, 1960-

Title British and African literature in transnational context / Simon Lewis.

Publication Info. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  820.996 L676B    Check Shelf
Description ix, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-252) and index.
Contents Postcolonial geographies: the spatial shuttling of indigenes and immigrants. From Igboland to the east end: recasting African identity from Olaudah Equiano to Buchi Emecheta -- "The house I live in ... a language which barks and scorns at me behind every corner" -- Colonial histories: class, gender, sexuality, and racial violence in Anglo-African writing. Silence of the Askaris: William Boyd's An ice-cream war and the European history of the First World War in East Africa -- Raids on the inarticulate: Alan Hollinghurst's The swimming-pool library and the closets of imperial and postimperial British history -- Sacrifice, ritual, and canonical violence in the British-African drama of T.S. Eliot, Caryl Churchill, and Wole Soyinka -- Mayibuye iAfrika: reconstituting African nationalism in the new transnational south. Embodying Black ways of being in the world in the spatialized historiography of postApartheid literature -- Shades of feminist nationalism in recent Zimbabwean and South African fiction.
Subject African literature (English) -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Postcolonialism -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Imperialism in literature.
British -- Africa.
ISBN 9780813036021 alkaline paper
081303602X alkaline paper
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