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Literary Cultures of the Global South


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Afropolitanism and the Novel: De-realizing Africa

Afropolitanism and the Novel: De-realizing Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ashleigh Harris
August 29, 2019

The place of the novel as a literary form in Africa is contested. Its colonial origins and its unaffordability for most Africans make it a bad fit for the continent, yet it was also central to the creation of most postcolonial African national literary canons. These bipolar traditions remain...

The Culture of Dissenting Memory: Truth Commissions in the Global South

The Culture of Dissenting Memory: Truth Commissions in the Global South

1st Edition

Véronique Tadjo
March 21, 2019

This volume deals with the manifold ways in which histories are debated and indeed historicity and historiography themselves are interrogated via the narrative modes of the truth commissions. It traces the various medial responses (memoirs, fiction, poetry, film, art) which have emerged in the wake...

Media and the Global South: Narrative Territorialities, Cross-Cultural Currents

Media and the Global South: Narrative Territorialities, Cross-Cultural Currents

1st Edition

Mehita Iqani, Fernando Resende
March 08, 2019

What does the notion of the ‘global south’ mean to media studies today? This book interrogates the possibilities of global thinking from the south in the field of media, communication, and cultural studies. Through lenses of millennial media cultures, it refocuses the praxis of the global south in...

Annotating Salman Rushdie: Reading the Postcolonial

Annotating Salman Rushdie: Reading the Postcolonial

1st Edition

Vijay Mishra
May 18, 2018

How does one read a foundational postcolonial writer in English with declared Indian subcontinent roots? This book looks at ways of reading, and uncovering and recovering meanings, in postcolonial writing in English through the works of Salman Rushdie. It uses textual criticism and applied...

South and North: Contemporary Urban Orientations

South and North: Contemporary Urban Orientations

1st Edition

Kerry Bystrom, Ashleigh Harris, Andrew J. Webber
April 03, 2018

This book explores urban life and realities in the cities of the Global South and North. Through literature, film and other forms of media that constitute shared social imaginaries, the essays in the volume interrogate the modes of production that make up the fabric of urban spaces and the lives of...

The Postcolonial Epic: From Melville to Walcott and Ghosh

The Postcolonial Epic: From Melville to Walcott and Ghosh

1st Edition

Sneharika Roy
January 09, 2018

This book demonstrates the epic genre’s enduring relevance to the Global South. It identifies a contemporary avatar of classical epic, the ‘postcolonial epic’, ushered in by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, a foundational text of North America, and exemplified by Derek Walcott’s Caribbean masterpiece...

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