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Author Okonkwo, Chidi.

Title Decolonization Agonistics in Postcolonial Fiction [electronic resource] / Chidi Okonkwo.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 256 p.
Notes Electronic book text.
Epublication based on: 9780333638699, 1999.
Contents Preface List of Abbreviations Crisis and Politics in Postcolonial Discourse The Politics of Form: Ideology, Form, and Technique The Agonistic of Tongues Cultural Affirmation and Resistance Casualties of Freedom The Novel as Cosmography Bibliography Index.
File type Document
Summary Decolonization Agonistics in Postcolonial Fiction challenges the prevailing western-originated concepts of postcoloniality and postcolonial cultural/literary theory on the grounds that behind their fashionable emancipatory rhetoric they actually submerge Third World anti-colonialist writing under Western strategic calculations for the post-cold war era. In place of the homogenizing approach which lumps together all the world's literature outside the male-authored texts of the major European powers, it introduces important distinctions between the literature of Europe's temporarily disadvantaged insiders, the imperial-outpost literatures of the European diaspora in the Americas and Australasia, and the decolonization literatures of third-world peoples and ethnic minorities which constitute the West's third-world underbellies. Emphasizing the distinctiveness of the decolonization tradition, it develops an alternative postcolonial mode of critique which emphasizes the cultural, historical and ideological determinations of the decolonization novel, as well as a critical model to guide comparative critiques of decolonization novels from different cultures.
System notes PDF.
History notes CHIDI OKONKWO studied at the University of Nigeria, Nsukkar and then the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. He completed his doctorate in Comparative Literature at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has taught at several universities in Nigeria and since 1991 has been based in the UK. Until recently (1998) he was Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University College Chester. He is also a playwright. His play Doctor on Call: A Tragic Farce won the 1998 Association of Nigerian Authors' Drama Prize, while his second entry, The Ghost at the Feast, was also shortlisted for the prize.
Subject Literary theory -- Africa -- West Indies -- Polynesia.
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers -- Africa -- West Indies -- Polynesia.
Literary studies: from c 1900 - -- Africa -- West Indies -- Polynesia.
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