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This book offers an introductory survey of contemporary poetry in English from all the regions that have developed into modern nations from the former British Empire. It is ideally suited for readers interested in world writing in English, contemporary literature, postcolonial writing, cultural studies, and postmodern culture.
Part 1: Introduction
1. Poetry and Postcoloniality
2. Back to the Future
Part 2: The Development of Local Traditions
4. The Caribbean
5. Black Africa
6. The Settler Countries
Part 3: Case Studies: Voice and Technique
7. Minoritarian Sensibilities
8. Techniques of Self-representation
9. Recurrent Motifs: Voyage and Translation
10. After the 'Post-'