Postcolonial Youth in Contemporary British Fiction

Postcolonial Youth in Contemporary British Fiction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2021-07-19
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9789004464261

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The present volume focuses on the liminal space which postcolonial youngsters inhabit in contemporary Britain as dramatised in fiction, thus envisioning the postcolonial as a site of fruitful and potentially transformative friction between different identitary variables and sociocultural interpellation.

Contemporary British Fiction

Contemporary British Fiction
Author: Nick Bentley
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2008-08-27
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780748630370

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This critical guide introduces major novelists and themes in British fiction from 1975 to 2005. It engages with concepts such as postmodernism, feminism, gender and the postcolonial, and examines the place of fiction within broader debates in contemporary culture.A comprehensive Introduction provides a historical context for the study of contemporary British fiction by detailing significant social, political and cultural events. This is followed by five chapters organised around the core themes: (1) Narrative Forms, (2) Contemporary Ethnicities, (3) Gender and Sexuality, (4) History, Memory and Writing, and (5) Narratives of Cultural Space.

A Postcolonial People

A Postcolonial People
Author: Nasreen Ali,Salman Sayyid
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2006
Genre: History
ISBN: 1850657971

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This is a critical survey of contemporary South Asian Britain. The book combines analysis with empirically rich studies to map out the diversity of the British Asian way of life. The contributors provide insights & information on the Asian British experience in its socio-economic & cultural dimensions.

Contemporary British Novel Since 2000

Contemporary British Novel Since 2000
Author: James Acheson
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-01-17
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781474403740

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Focuses on the novels published since 2000 by twenty major British novelistsThe Contemporary British Novel Since 2000 is divided into five parts, with the first part examining the work of four particularly well-known and highly regarded twenty-first century writers: Ian McEwan, David Mitchell, Hilary Mantel and Zadie Smith. It is with reference to each of these novelists in turn that the terms arealist, apostmodernist, ahistorical and apostcolonialist fiction are introduced, while in the remaining four parts, other novelists are discussed and the meaning of the terms amplified. From the start it is emphasised that these terms and others often mean different things to different novelists, and that the complexity of their novels often obliges us to discuss their work with reference to more than one of the terms.Also discusses the works of: Maggie OFarrell, Sarah Hall, A.L. Kennedy, Alan Warner, Ali Smith, Kazuo Ishiguro, Kate Atkinson, Salman Rushdie, Adam Foulds, Sarah Waters, James Robertson, Mohsin Hamid, Andrea Levy, and Aminatta Forna.

Voices of the Other

Voices of the Other
Author: Roderick McGillis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2013-05-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781136601002

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This book offers a variety of approaches to children's literature from a postcolonial perspective that includes discussions of cultural appropriation, race theory, pedagogy as a colonialist activity, and multiculturalism. The eighteen essays divide into three sections: Theory, Colonialism, Postcolonialism. The first section sets the theoretical framework for postcolonial studies; essays here deal with issues of "otherness" and cultural difference, as well as the colonialist implications of pedagogic practice. These essays confront our relationships with the child and childhood as sites for the exertion of our authority and control. Section 2 presents discussions of the colonialist mind-set in children's and young adult texts from the turn of the century. Here works by writers of animal stories in Canada, the U.S. and Britain, works of early Australian colonialist literature, and Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess come under the scrutiny of our postmodern reading practices. Section 3 deals directly with contemporary texts for children that manifest both a postcolonial and a neo-colonial content. In this section, the longest in the book, we have studies of children's literature from Canada, Australia, Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States.

Terror and Counter Terror in Contemporary British Children s Literature

Terror and Counter Terror in Contemporary British Children   s Literature
Author: Blanka Grzegorczyk
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2020-05-10
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781351385381

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The widespread threat of terrorist and counter-terrorist violence in the twenty-first century has created a globalized context for social interactions, transforming the ways in which young people relate to the world around them and to one another. This is the first study that reads post-9/11 and 7/7 British writing for the young as a response to this contemporary predicament, exploring how children’s writers find the means to express the local conditions and different facets of the global wars around terror. The texts examined in this book reveal a preoccupation with overcoming various forms of violence and prejudice faced by certain groups within post-terror Britain, as well as a concern with mapping out their social relations with other groups, and those concerns are set against the recurring themes of racist paranoia, anti-immigrant hostility, politicized identities, and growing up in countries transformed by the effects of terror and counter-terror. The book concentrates on the relationship between postcolonial and critical race studies, Britain’s colonial legacy, and literary representations of terrorism, tracing thematic and formal similarities in the novels of both established and emerging children’s writers such as Elizabeth Laird, Sumia Sukkar, Alan Gibbons, Muhammad Khan, Bali Rai, Nikesh Shukla, Malorie Blackman, Claire McFall, Miriam Halahmy, and Sita Brahmachari. In doing so, this study maps new connections for scholars, students, and readers of contemporary children’s fiction who are interested in how such writing addresses some of the most pressing issues affecting us today, including survival after terror, migration, and community building.


Author: Roshi Fernando
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2013-06-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781408848074

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Each story in this series offers a poignant glimpse of family life – the ties we cling to; the ties we try to sever; and the ties that make us who we are. Told from a myriad of perspectives, from a dazzling array of some of the finest short story writers of our generation (including Jhumpa Lahiri, George Saunders, Jon McGregor and Elizabeth Gilbert), Family Snapshots gives us a fresh, empathetic and moving insight into the meaning of family. Homesick is taken from Roshi Fernando's powerful collection of short stories by the same name, Homesick.

The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies
Author: Graham Huggan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 751
Release: 2013-09-12
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780199588251

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The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies is a major reference work, which aims to provide informed insights into the possible future of postcolonial studies as well as a comparative overview of the latest developments in the field.