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9780826452252

On Post-Colonial Futures Transformations of a Colonial Culture

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  • ISBN13:

    9780826452252

  • ISBN10:

    0826452256

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-10-23
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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On Post-Colonial Futures proposes a radical view of the influence that colonized societies have had on their former colonizers. In this groundbreaking work, Bill Ashcroft extends the arguments posed in The Empire Writes Back to investigate the transformative effects of post-colonial resistance and the continuing relevance of colonial struggle. The book demonstrates the remarkable capacity for change and adaptation emanating from post-colonial cultures both in everyday life and in the intellectual spheres of literature, history and philosophy.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(6)
The future of English
7(15)
Latin America and post-colonial transformation
22(14)
'Primitive and wingless': the colonial subject as child
36(18)
Childhood and possibility: David Malouf's An Imaginary Life and Remembering Babylon
54(13)
Sweet futures: sugar and colonialism
67(14)
Caliban's language
81(22)
Fractured paradigms: the fragility of discourse
103(13)
Post-colonial excess and colonial transformation
116(12)
A prophetic vision of the past: history and allegory in Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda
128(12)
Irony, allegory and empire: J. M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians and In the Heart of the Country
140(19)
References 159(8)
Index 167

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