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The Empire Writes Back Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin
  

The Empire Writes Back Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures

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The Empire Writes Back Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin

The experience of colonization and the challenges of a post-colonial world have produced an explosion of new writing in English. This diverse and powerful body of literature has established a specific practice of post-colonial writing in cultures as various as India, Australia, the West Indies and Canada, and has challenged both the traditional canon and dominant ideas of literature and culture. The Empire Writes Back was the first major theoretical account of a wide range of post-colonial texts and their relation to the larger issues of post-colonial culture, and remains one of the most significant works published in this field. The authors, three leading figures in post-colonial studies, open up debates about the interrelationships of post-colonial literatures, investigate the powerful forces acting on language in the post-colonial text, and show how these texts constitute a radical critique of Eurocentric notions of literature and language. This book is brilliant not only for its incisive analysis, but for its accessibility for readers new to the field. Now with an additional chapter and an updated bibliography, The Empire Writes Back is essential for contemporary post-colonial studies.

About the Author

Bill Ashcroft teaches at the University of New South Wales, Australia, Gareth Griffiths at the University at Albany, USA and Helen Tiffin at the University of Queensland. All three have published widely in post-colonial studies, and together edited the ground-breaking Post-Colonial Studies Reader (1994) and wrote Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies (1998).

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Publication date

14th June 2002

Author

Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Format

Paperback
296 pages

Categories

Literary studies: from c 1900 -

ISBN

9780415280204

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