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On Post-colonial Futures : Transformations of Colonial Culture - William D. Ashcroft

On Post-colonial Futures

Transformations of Colonial Culture

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In this groundbreaking work, Bill Ashcroft extends the arguments posed in The Empire Writes Back to investigate the transformative effects of postcolonial resistance and the continuing relevance of colonial struggle. He demonstrates the remarkable capacity for change and adaptation emanating from postcolonial cultures both in everyday life and in the intellectual spheres of literature, history and philosophy. The transformations of postcolonial literary study have not been limited to a simple rewriting of the canon but have also affected the ways in which all literature can be read and have led to a more profound understanding of the network of cultural practices that influence creative writing.

Introductionp. 1
The future of Englishp. 7
Latin America and post-colonial transformationp. 22
'Primitive and wingless': the colonial subject as childp. 36
Childhood and possibility: David Malouf's An Imaginary Life and Remembering Babylonp. 54
Sweet futures: sugar and colonialismp. 67
Caliban's languagep. 81
Fractured paradigms: the fragility of discoursep. 103
Post-colonial excess and colonial transformationp. 116
A prophetic vision of the past: history and allegory in Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucindap. 128
Irony, allegory and empire: J. M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians and In the Heart of the Countryp. 140
Referencesp. 159
Indexp. 167
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ISBN: 9780826452252
ISBN-10: 0826452256
Series: Writing Past Colonialism Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 1st September 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1