Writing Cyprus: Postcolonial and Partitioned Literatures of Place and Space

1st Edition

Bahriye Kemal

Routledge
January 27, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9780367427948 - CAT# K454768
Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

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Summary

This book breaks new ground by being the first study of the literatures of Cyprus from a postcolonial and partition perspective combined with spatial considerations. The book puts Cyprus on the postcolonial partition map, whilst rewriting, making and breaking the postcolonial partition map through the Meditereanean island of Cyprus. It demonstrates the powerful truth of place and space in postcolonial and partition cases, offering the literatures of Cyprus as example. It proposes a meeting between postcolonial discourse, partition studies, and spatial considerations related to Marxist-philosophy and humanistic-geography, through exploring new writings about colonial, postcolonial and partition moments detrimental to the making and breaking of sites of conflict like Cyprus. This is writing that shows all postcolonial partition narratives share the trope of writing, reading and constructing territories, where places, spaces and identifications are a central thematic.

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