n English in Africa - Postcolonial Contraventions : Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism, Laura Chrisman : book review

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



Laura Chrisman is the author of published in 1993, and described as the first anthology of postcolonial cultural studies to appear in print. This latest volume builds upon her earlier work and consists of Chrisman's responses to developments in the field of postcolonial studies. Among her aims are, first, to diversify the field; and secondly, to counter allegations levelled at postcolonial studies of elitism, and irrelevancy beyond the sphere of the academy. This she hopes to accomplish by emphasizing the broader contexts of anti-colonial criticism, an accomplishment she achieves with consummate skill.

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