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Author Okonkwo, Chidi, 1952-

Title Decolonization agonistics in postcolonial fiction / Chidi Okonkwo.

Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.

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 UniM Bail  823.914099171 OKONKWO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 236 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Crisis and Politics in Postcolonial Discourse -- 2. The Politics of Form: Ideology, Form and Technique -- 3. The Agonistic of Tongues -- 4. Cultural Affirmation and Resistance -- 5. Casualties of Freedom -- The Novel as Cosmography.
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.
Subject Commonwealth fiction (English) -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 20th century.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Postcolonialism -- Commonwealth countries.
Decolonization in literature.
Colonies in literature.
ISBN 0312220685 (cloth)