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Published: 07 February 2019

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780198830436

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Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction

Atlantic and Other Worlds

Greg Forter

  • Presents a new theory of the birth and significance of the postcolonial historical novel
  • Pairs novels from the Atlantic World with novels from the Indian subcontinent and provides new insights into the connections between these two regions during the era of colonialism
  • Discusses writers such as Amitav Ghosh, Kamila Shamsie, Patrick Chamoiseau, Marlene van Niekerk, Hari Kunzru, Marlon James, Barry Unsworth, J. G. Farrell, Arundhati Roy, and Toni Morrison
  • Each chapter engages in a key theoretical debate
  • Emphasizes what literature uniquely contributes to postcolonial theory