Postcolonial Life-Writing

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Postcolonial Life-Writing

By Bart Moore-Gilbert

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Postcolonial Life-Writing is the first attempt to offer a sustained critique of this increasingly visible and influential field of cultural production. Bart Moore-Gilbert considers the relationship between postcolonial life-writing and its western analogues, identifying the key characteristics that differentiate the genre in the postcolonial context. Focusing particularly on writing styles and narrative conceptions of the Self, this book uncovers a distinctive parallel tradition of auto/biographical writing and analyses its cultural and political significance. Original and provocative, this book brings together the two distinct fields of Postcolonial Studies and Auto/biography Studies in a fruitful and much needed dialogue.

Subject: English & College Success -> English -> Literary Criticism

Postcolonial Life-Writing
Culture, Politics, and Self-Representation
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 6/8/09
Imprint: Routledge
Language: English
Length: 200 pages

ISBN 10: 1134106920
ISBN 13: 9781134106929
Print ISBN: 9780203876244

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