By John C. Hawley

The cave in of empires has ended in a amazing flourishing of indigenous cultures in former colonies. the top of the colonial period has additionally witnessed a renaissance of creativity within the postcolonial global as smooth writers embody their background. The adventure of postcoloniality has additionally drawn the eye of lecturers from quite a few disciplines and has given upward thrust to a becoming physique of scholarship. This reference paintings overviews the current nation of postcolonial experiences and provides a refreshingly polyphonic remedy of the results of globalization on literary stories within the twenty first century.

The quantity contains greater than a hundred and fifty alphabetically prepared entries on postcolonial stories all over the world. Entries on person authors supply short biographical information yet essentially research the author's dealing with of postcolonial issues. So too, entries on theoreticians supply historical past info and summarize the person's contributions to severe suggestion. Entries on nationwide literatures discover the background of postcoloniality and the ways that writers have largely engaged their legacy, whereas these on vital themes talk about the theoretical beginning and present ramifications of key ideas in postcolonial stories. Cross-references and brought up works for extra interpreting are incorporated, whereas a complete bibliography concludes the volume.

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