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British and African Literature in Transnational Context
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British and African Literature in Transnational Context

Simon Lewis

Abstract

African identities have been written and rewritten about in both British and African literature for decades. These revisions have opened up new formulations of what it really means to be British or African. By comparing texts by authors from African and British backgrounds across a wide variety of political orientations, the book analyzes the deeper relationships between colonizer and colonized. It brings issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality into the analysis, providing new ways for cultural scholars to think about how empire and colony have impacted one another from the late eighteent ... More

Keywords: African identities, British literature, African literature, African, colonizer, colonized, empire, colony, eighteenth century, World War II, commonalities, British culture, South Africa, Tanzania, Great Britain, cultural history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813036021
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036021.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Lewis, author
College of Charleston

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