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Taking an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach to literaturefrom 1947 to the present day, this concise companion is anindispensable guide for anyone seeking an authoritativeunderstanding of the intellectual contexts of postcolonialliterature and culture.

  • An indispensable guide for anyone seeking an authoritativeunderstanding of the intellectual contexts of Postcolonialism,bringing together 10 original essays from leading internationalscholars including C. L. Innes and Susan Bassnett
  • Explains the ideas and practises that emerged from thedismantling of European empires
  • Explores the ways in which these ideas and practices influencedthe period's keynote concerns, such as race, culture, and identity;literary and cultural translations; and the politics ofresistance
  • Chapters cover the fields of identity studies, orality andliteracy, nationalisms, feminism, anthropology and culturalcriticism, the politics of rewriting, new geographies, publishingand marketing, translation studies.
  • Features a useful Chronology of the period, thorough generalbibliography, and guides to further reading

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This Concise Companion offers an innovative,multi-disciplinary approach to Postcolonial literatures andcultures from 1947 to the present.

In a series of newly-commissioned essays, leading internationalscholars, including C.L.Innes and Susan Bassnett, seek to exploreand explain the ideas and practices that have emerged from thedismantling of European empires, and the impact that these have hadon Postcolonial literatures and cultures. This authoritativeCompanion investigates the key concerns of literature ofthis period, such as race, culture, and identity; literary andcultural translations; and the politics of resistance. Individualchapters focus on a broad-range of subjects such as identitystudies, orality and literacy, nationalisms, feminism, anthropologyand cultural criticism, the politics of rewriting, new geographies,publishing and marketing, translation studies.

A Concise Companion to Postcolonial Literature isan indispensable guide for anyone seeking an authoritativeunderstanding of the intellectual contexts of Postcolonialism.

About the Author:

Shirley Chew is Emeritus Professor of Commonwealth andPostcolonial Literatures at the University of Leeds. She haspublished widely in the field of Postcolonial literatures includingthe co-edited Unbecoming Daughters of the Empire (1993),Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics(1999) and Reconstructing the Book: Literary Texts inTransmission (2001). From 1992-1996 she co-edited TheJournal of Commonwealth Literature. She is the founding editorMoving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writing(2001-present).

David Richards is Professor of English Studies andDirector of the Centre of Postcolonial Studies at the University ofStirling having previously held posts at the universities of Leedsand Birmingham and at the Open University, where he was thefounding Director of the Ferguson Research Centre. His publishedworks include Masks of Difference: Cultural Representations inLiterature, Anthropology and Art (1995) and UrbanGenerations: Post-colonial Cities (Co-edited with TaiebBalghazi and Taoufik Agoumy, 2005).

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