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By Michelle Keown

The Oxford stories in Postcolonial Literatures sequence deals stimulating and obtainable introductions to definitive themes and key genres and areas in the quickly diversifying box of postcolonial literary reports in English.

the 1st e-book of its style, Pacific Islands Writing bargains a broad-ranging creation to the postcolonial literatures of the Pacific area. Drawing upon metaphors of oceanic voyaging, Michelle Keown takes the reader on a discursive trip via numerous literary and cultural contexts within the Pacific, exploring the Indigenous literatures of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, and likewise investigating more than a few eu or Western writing concerning the Pacific, from the journey fictions of Herman Melville, R. L. Stevenson, and Jack London to the P:akeh:a ecu) settler literatures of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The ebook explores the relevance of 'international' postcolonial theoretical paradigms to a analyzing of Pacific literatures, however it additionally deals a region-specific research of key authors and texts, drawing upon Indigenous Pacific literary theories, and sketching in the various key socio-historical trajectories that experience inflected Pacific writing. Well-established Indigenous Pacific authors equivalent to Albert Wendt, Witi Ihimaera, Alan Duff, and Patricia Grace are thought of along rising writers similar to Sia Figiel, Caroline Sinavaiana-Gabbard, and Dan Taulapapa McMullin. The ebook focuses essentially upon Pacific literature in English - the language utilized by the vast majority of Pacific writers - but in addition breaks new flooring in interpreting the turning out to be corpus of francophone and hispanophone writing in French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Easter Island/Rapa Nui.

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