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The Cambridge introduction to postcolonial literatures in English.


The Cambridge introduction to postcolonial literatures in English.

Innes, C.L.

Cambridge U. Pr.


295 pages



Cambridge introductions to literature


Innes (U. of Kent, the UK) has chosen literature, poetry, and autobiography from selected former British colonies which share certain characteristics (brief histories of each country are included in an appendix). These are Ireland, Australia, East Africa, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Britain, and the Caribbean. In an introduction, Innes surveys the field of postcolonial literary criticism, noting its main theoretical motifs and thinkers. She then leaves theory aside and spends the rest of the volume discussing the works she has selected, including lengthy passages from them, and commenting on the lives and realities they reveal.

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