Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction in English: An Anthology [NOOK Book]

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Fiction writing from the old British Commonwealth once took second place to the literature of England and the United States, but this is no longer the case. Writers from around the globe - Africa, Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and the Caribbean - have recorded their encounters with colonialism from its beginning to its collapse. The result is an impressive body of work that internationalizes literature in English.. "Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction: An Anthology draws from this great common ...
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Overview

Fiction writing from the old British Commonwealth once took second place to the literature of England and the United States, but this is no longer the case. Writers from around the globe - Africa, Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and the Caribbean - have recorded their encounters with colonialism from its beginning to its collapse. The result is an impressive body of work that internationalizes literature in English.. "Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction: An Anthology draws from this great common wealth of writing, offering 35 selections by major writers. The works included reflect both indigenous and settler cultures, and extend from the nineteenth century to the contemporary era.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136513367
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 468
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Colonial Encounters
The Magistrate, from Waiting for the Barbarians 3
The Coming of the Christ-Child 13
The Sacrificial Egg 23
from The Matriarch 29
The Woman at the Store 39
The Drover's Wife 51
A Boer Wedding, from The Story of an African Farm 61
A Matter of Taste 73
The Gold Watch 79
A Letter from Home 89
The Charlottetown Banquet 99
A Drink in the Passage 109
2 Postcolonial Encounters
"Do You Love Me?" 121
The Testimony of Kihaahu wa Gatheeca, from Devil on the Cross 133
The Perfume Sea 153
Chloe of the Dancing Bears, from Beachmasters 175
An Experience of India 189
A Horse and Two Goats 209
The Hills 225
from The Famished Road 231
Ranna's Story, from Cracking India 241
Prelude: An Inheritance, from A Way in the World 253
3 Immigrant Encounters
Swimming Lessons 263
Silver Pavements, Golden Roofs 283
Buried Lives 299
The Ministry's Visiting Day, from In the Ditch 319
Joebell and America 327
My Son the Fanatic 341
The Angel Azraeel, from The Satanic Verses 353
4 Personal Encounters
Down at the Dump 363
The Sun in Winter 391
Scarlet Ibis 399
Pigeons at Daybreak 415
The Triumph of Poetry 425
Some Are Born to Sweet Delight 443
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