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Title Postcolonial traumas : memory, narrative, resistance / edited by Abigail Ward
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, [2015]
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Contents Introduction / Abigail Ward -- Chronic Trauma, (Post)Colonial Chronotopes and Palestinian Lives: Omar Robert Hamilton's Though I Know the River is Dry/Ma'a Anni A'rif Anna al-Nahr Qad Jaf / Lindsey Moore and Ahmad Qabaha -- From Mary Prince to Joan Riley: Women Writers and the 'Casual Cruelty' of a West Indian Childhood / Sandra Courtman -- Harlem Tricksters: Cheating the Cycle of Trauma in the Fiction of Ralph Ellison and Nella Larsen / Emily Zobel Marshall -- Trauma and Testimony: Autobiographical Writing in Post-Apartheid South Africa / Paulina Grzęda -- The Postcolonial Graphic Novel and Trauma: From Maus to Malta / Sam Knowles -- Trauma Theory, Melancholia and the Postcolonial Novel: Assia Djebar's Algerian White/Le Blanc de l'Algérie / Lucy Brisley -- From Colonial to Postcolonial Trauma: Rushdie, Forster and the Problem of Indian Communalism in Midnight's Children and The Moor's Last Sigh / Alberto Fernández Carbajal -- Indian-Caribbean Trauma: Indian Indenture and its Legacies in Harold Sonny Ladoo's No Pain Like This Body / Abigail Ward -- The Writing of Breyten Breytenbach, The Writing of Breyten Breytenbach: Dog Heart / Christopher Davis -- Discrepant Traumas: Colonial Legacies in Jindabyne / Gillian Roberts -- Rape, Representation and Metamorphosis in Shani Mootoo's Cereus Blooms at Night / Marie Josephine Diamond -- Haunted Stages: The Trauma of New Slaveries in Contemporary British Theatre and Television Drama / Pietro Deandrea
Summary "This accessible and dynamic collection of essays explores some new possibilities for understanding postcolonial traumas. It examines representations of both personal and collective traumas around the globe from Palestinian, Caribbean, African American, South African, Maltese, Algerian, Indian, Australian and British writers, directors and artists. Contributors investigate a range of genres and types of representation, including the novel, short story, television and stage drama, graphic novel, film and fictionalised memoir. As a collection, these essays necessarily share some important concerns regarding past, current and even future traumas facing the postcolonial world, but they also recognise the diversity of traumatic experiences, and authors are attentive to the specifics of location, historical and cultural contexts"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Collective memory in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Postcolonialism in motion pictures.
Psychic trauma in literature.
Form Electronic book
Author Ward, Abigail
ISBN 1137526432 (electronic bk.)
1349569348 (print)
9781137526434 (electronic bk.)
9781349569342 (print)