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Veni, Vidi, Vici: Postcolonial Studies Comes of Age


Simoes da Silva, AJ, Veni, Vidi, Vici: Postcolonial Studies Comes of Age, Canadian Journal of African Studies, 48, (3) pp. 463-471. ISSN 1923-3051 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00083968.2014.952152


This review article offers a critical assessment of Ato Quayson's Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature (2012), engaging in passing with a debate between postcolonial theorists that appeared also in 2012 in the New Literary History (43.1 & 2). It posits that the History presents postcolonial literature, and indeed postcolonial studies, as much too settled fields, a view clearly at odds both with their genesis and with that reflected in the essays in NLH.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Postcolonial literature; postcolonial studies; postcolonial dissent; postcolonial canon
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Postcolonial studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Simoes da Silva, AJ (Professor Tony Simoes da Silva)
ID Code:100437
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2015-05-15
Last Modified:2015-06-17

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