By Dr Upstone Sara

In her leading edge examine of spatial destinations in postcolonial texts, Sara Upstone adopts a transnational and comparative process that demanding situations the tendency to interact with authors in isolation or with regards to different writers from a unmarried geographical environment. Suggesting that keeping apart authors when it comes to geography reinforces the primacy of the country, Upstone in its place illuminates the ability of spatial locales resembling the adventure, urban, domestic, and physique to permit own or communal statements of resistance opposed to colonial prejudice and its neo-colonial legacies. whereas targeting the foremost texts of Wilson Harris, Toni Morrison, and Salman Rushdie relating to specific spatial destinations, Upstone deals a variety of examples from different postcolonial authors, together with Michael Ondaatje, Keri Hulme, J. M. Coetzee, Arundhati Roy, Tsitsi Dangarembga, and Abdulrazak Gurnah. the result's a powerful case for what Upstone phrases the 'postcolonial spatial imagination', autonomous of geography even though constantly absolutely contextualised. Written in available and unhurried prose, Upstone's examine is marked via its recognize for the ways that the writers themselves face up to not just geographical barriers yet educational categorisation.

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