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Introduction

Simon Lewis

in British and African Literature in Transnational Context

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780813036021
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813036021.003.0001
Introduction

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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

Chapter.  8577 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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