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Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction

Format: Academic Monograph
Media: Hardback
PublisherCode: 9780198830436
Publisher: OUP Oxford

This volume is about a group of recent novels from around the world that focus on the colonial past. The novels form a genre of literature called 'postcolonial historical fiction' and the book makes two large claims. First, the genre offers incredibly sophisticated, detailed 'maps' of colonialism that show its ambition to extend spatially into every corner of the globe. Second, despite being about some of the darkest chapters in Western history, these works contain striking moments of plenitude, solidarity, and fulfilment-utopian glimpses into other ways of organizing social life that can help us think about alternatives to our own era of global capitalism. These utopian alternatives are often residues of 'precolonial' life-forms that persist within colonial capitalism and disrupt its smooth functioning.

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