In Signifying with a Vengeance, Mustapha Marrouchi traces the development of another way of narrating postcolonial literature, one that positions acts of subversion and resistance as central to the unfolding dialogue between the West and the Rest. Writing outside the Western gaze, not against it, Marrouchi explores the relationship between the postcolonial tradition and high theory, elaborating a new critical approach located within this tradition that allows the subaltern voice to represent itself. In the process, he uses this critical framework to examine several major works of postcolonial literature, including V. S. Naipaul's A Way in the World, Tahar Ben Jelloun's The Sacred Night, Said's Orientalism, Jacques Derrida's Monolingualism of the Other, and Toni Morrison's Paradise.
Author Biography: Mustapha Marrouchi lives, writes, and teaches in Toronto. He is currently working on a book on Edward Said.