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British and African Literature in Transnational
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Simon Lewis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813036021

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813036021.001.0001

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British and African Literature in Transnational Context

Simon Lewis

University Press of Florida

This book analyzes the deeper relationships between colonizer and colonized on the basis of the texts by authors from African and British backgrounds across a wide variety of political orientations. 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 eighteenth century through the decades following World War II. In these comparisons, the text focuses on commonalities rather than differences. This book looks at the impact of British African colonies over the British culture and vice versa.

Keywords:   British literature, African literature, empire, colony, British African colonies, British culture, transnational literary interconnectedness, colonizer, colonized, race, gender

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