A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English
ISBN: 0748636021
EAN13: 9780748636020
Language: English
Pages: 688
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 10.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English

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This is the first reference guide to the political, cultural and economic histories that form the subject-matter of postcolonial literatures written in English.The focus of the Companion is principally on the histories of postcolonial literatures in the Anglophone world - Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Pacific, the Caribbean and Canada. There are also long entries discussing the literatures and histories of those further areas that have also claimed the title 'postcolonial', notably Britain, East Asia, Ireland, Latin America and the United States.The Companion contains: * 220 entries written by 150 acknowledged scholars of postcolonial history and literature;* covers major events, ideas, movements, and figures in postcolonial histories* long regional survey essays on historiography and women's histories.Each entry provides a summary of the historical event or topic and bibliographies of postcolonial literary works and histories. Extensive cross-r

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