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Postcolonial Past & Present Negotiating Literary and Cultural Geographies

Book


Abstract


  • In Postcolonial Past & Present twelve outstanding scholars of literature, history and visual arts look to those spaces Epeli Hau’ofa has insisted are full not empty, asking what it might mean to Indigenise culture. A new cultural politics demands new forms of making and interpretation that rethink and reroute existing cultural categories and geographies. These ‘makers’ include Mukunda Das, Janet Frame, Xavier Herbert, Tomson Highway, Claude McKay, Marie Munkara, Elsje van Keppel, Albert Wendt, Jane Whiteley and Alexis Wright. Case studies from Canada to the Caribbean, India to the Pacific, and Africa, analyse the productive ways that artists and intellectuals have made sense of turbulent local and global forces.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Collett, A. & Dale, L., eds. Postcolonial Past & Present Negotiating Literary and Cultural Geographies. Amsterdam: Rodopi/Brill, 2019.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789004376540

Place Of Publication


  • Amsterdam

Abstract


  • In Postcolonial Past & Present twelve outstanding scholars of literature, history and visual arts look to those spaces Epeli Hau’ofa has insisted are full not empty, asking what it might mean to Indigenise culture. A new cultural politics demands new forms of making and interpretation that rethink and reroute existing cultural categories and geographies. These ‘makers’ include Mukunda Das, Janet Frame, Xavier Herbert, Tomson Highway, Claude McKay, Marie Munkara, Elsje van Keppel, Albert Wendt, Jane Whiteley and Alexis Wright. Case studies from Canada to the Caribbean, India to the Pacific, and Africa, analyse the productive ways that artists and intellectuals have made sense of turbulent local and global forces.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Collett, A. & Dale, L., eds. Postcolonial Past & Present Negotiating Literary and Cultural Geographies. Amsterdam: Rodopi/Brill, 2019.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789004376540

Place Of Publication


  • Amsterdam