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Towards a Transcultural Future: Literature and Society in a 'Post'-Colonial World, ASNEL Papers 9.2.


Towards a transcultural future; literature and society in a 'post'-colonial world: ASNEL papers 9.2.

Ed. by Geoffrey V. Davis et al.

Editions Rodopi


405 pages



Readings in the post/colonial literatures in English; 79


From the 2000 annual conference of the Association for the Study of New Literatures in English, 36 papers explore literature of the settler colonies, aboriginal literature, multiculturalism and ethnicity, and the Black experience in Britain. Among the specific topics are the Afrikaner in the novels of J. M. Coetzee, multiculturalism in Helen Darville's The Hand That Signed The Paper, narrative and moral intelligence in Gordon Henry Jr's The Light People, disillusion with more than India in Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's Heat and Dust, Ayi Kwei Armah and the paradox of the African-American quest for a new future and identity in postcolonial Africa, and postmodernist theories of identity and the novels of Salman Rushdie. There is no index.

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