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International Life Writing: Memory and Identity in Global Context,9780415522540
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International Life Writing: Memory and Identity in Global Context

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780415522540

ISBN10:
0415522544
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/11/2013
Publisher(s):
Routledge
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Summary

Representing the best of international life writing scholarship, this collection reveals extraordinary stories of remarkable lives. These wide-ranging accounts span the Americas, Britain, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific over a period of more than two centuries. Showing fascinating connections between people, places and historical eras, they unfold against the backdrop of events and social movements of global significance that have influenced the world in which we live today. Many of the authors document and celebrate lives that have been lost, hidden or neglected. They are reconstituted from the archives, restored through testimony and reimagined through art. The effects of colonialism, war and conflict on individual lives can be seen throughout the book alongside themes of transnational connection, displacement and exile, migration of individuals, families and peoples, and recovery and recuperation through memory and writing, creativity and performance. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Life Writing.


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