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Postcolonial Witnessing: Trauma Out of Bounds (1st ed. 2013)

Postcolonial Witnessing: Trauma Out of Bounds (1st ed. 2013)

By: Stef Craps (author)Paperback

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Postcolonial Witnessing argues that the suffering engendered by colonialism needs to be acknowledged more fully, on its own terms, in its own terms, and in relation to traumatic First World histories if trauma theory is to have any hope of redeeming its promise of cross-cultural ethical engagement.

About Author

STEF CRAPS teaches English at Ghent University, Belgium, where he also directs the Centre for Literature and Trauma. He is the author of Trauma and Ethics in the Novels of Graham Swift: No Short-Cuts to Salvation (2005).

Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction The Trauma of Empire The Empire of Trauma Beyond Trauma Aesthetics Ordinary Trauma in Sindiwe Magona's Mother to Mother Mid-Mourning in David Dabydeen's 'Turner' and Fred D'Aguiar's Feeding the Ghosts Cross-Traumatic Affiliation Jewish/Postcolonial Diasporas in the Work of Caryl Phillips Entangled Memories in Anita Desai's Baumgartner's Bombay Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781137543196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 181
  • ID: 9781137543196
  • weight: 241
  • ISBN10: 1137543191
  • edition: 1st ed. 2013

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