Preface; 1. Introduction: Situating the postcolonial; 2. Postcolonial issues in performance; 3. Alternative histories and writing back; 4. Authorising the self: postcolonial autobiographical writing; 5. Situating the self: landscape and place; 6. Appropriating the word: language and voice; 7. 'Narrating the nation': form and genre; 8. Rewriting her story: nation and gender; 9. Rewriting the nation: acknowledging economic and cultural diversity; 10. Transnational and black British writing: colonising in reverse; 11. Citizens of the world: reading postcolonial literature; Glossary of critical terms; Notes on main writers discussed; Brief histories: Australia, The Caribbean, East Africa, India and Pakistan, Ireland, West Africa; Bibliography.
An invaluable guide through the growing field of postcolonial literature studies.
C. L. Innes is Emeritus Professor of Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Kent.
'... Prof. Innes's book, with clear language and comprehensive arguments from different perspectives, provides a valuable concise introduction for the students, lecturers and readers who are really interested in postcolonial literature.' Dr Alev Baysal, ManuScript