Eddie Tay

in Colony, Nation, and Globalisation

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028740
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206762 | DOI:

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on identity anxiety, intellectual heritage and the post-colonial experience of Singapore and Malaysia as reflected in their local literature. This study has traced through a range of Anglophone literary texts of Malaya and those of post-independence Singapore and Malaysia a history of anxiety that attends the condition of being not-at-home. The findings also indicate that most colonialist writings and those literatures written after colonialism depict a situation in which cultural signs are continuously formulated, investigated, and reformulated.

Keywords: identity anxiety; intellectual heritage; post-colonial experience; Singapore; Malaysia; Anglophone literary texts; colonialism; cultural signs; literature

Chapter.  732 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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