The Post-Colonial Detective / Edition 1

The Post-Colonial Detective / Edition 1

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Palgrave Macmillan UK

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The Post-Colonial Detective / Edition 1

What happens to detective fiction when the detective is "post-colonial," a marginalized native or settler in a country recovering from colonialism? This introduction to the peculiarities of the post-colonial detective and to post-colonial theory establishes a context in which to view more than a dozen notable detectives and authors from around the world. The essays present post-colonial detection as an exciting hybrid of western-influenced police methods and plot conventions with indigenous cultural insights and wisdom in exotic settings.

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ISBN-13: 9780312228316
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/07/2001
Series: Crime Files Series
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 209
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introducing the Post-Colonial Detective--Ed Christian
• Keating's Inspector Ghote--Mheera Tamaya
• James McClure's Mickey Zondi--Edward Tomarken
• Upfield's Napoleon Bonaparte--Marilyn Rye
• A Crane among Chickens--Deborah Bosi
• The Savage among Us--Dean Loganbill
• Post-Colonial Problems in the Canadian Detective Novels of Eric Wright and Howard Engel--Patrick Quinn
• The Post-Colonial Detective in People's China--Jeffrey C. Kinkley
• The Traditional Hero as Modern Detective--King-Fai Tam
• Paco Ignacio Taibo II--Jorge Hernàndez Martin
• The Spanish Detective as Cultural Other--Jose F. Colmeiro
• Driss Chraïbi's A Place in the Sun --Roger Célestin

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