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Friends and Enemies – The Scribal Politics of Post/Colonial Literature - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Friends and Enemies: The Scribal Politics of Post/Colonial Literature

Chris Bongie


This book explores the troubled relationship between postcolonial theory and ‘politics’, both in the sense of a radical, revolutionary politics associated with anti-colonial struggle, and the almost inevitable implication of literary writers in institutional discourses of power. The book builds directly on the author's ‘Islands and Exiles’ (Stanford University Press, 1998), and explores the commemoration and commodification of the post/colonial using early nineteenth-century Caribbean texts alongside contemporary works. Taking Haiti as a key example this book tells of the processes by which Ha ... More

Keywords: postcolonial theory, politics, literary writers, Haiti, anti-colonialism, commodification, revolutionary politics

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781846311437
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315299


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Chris Bongie, author

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