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The Postcolonial Short Story


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Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: The Short Story and the Postcolonial; M.Awadalla and P.March-Russell 1. 'Times are different now': The Ends of Partition in the Contemporary Urdu Short Story; A.Padamsee 2. 'Sheddings of light': Patricia Grace and Maori Short Fiction; M.Keown 3. Unmaking Sense: Short Fiction and Social Space in Singapore; P.Holden 4. Vancouver Stories: Nancy Lee and Alice Munro; A.Cox 5. "And did those feet'? Mapmaking London and the Postcolonial Limits of Psychogeography; P.March-Russell 6. The Short Story in Articulating Diasporic Subjectivities in Jhumpa Lahiri; A.Chatterjee 7. The Contemporary Egyptian Maqama or Short Story Novel as a Form of Democracy; C.Rooney 8. Topographies and Textual Negotiations: Arab Women's Short Fiction; M.Awadalla 9. At the Interstices of Diaspora: Queering the Long Story Short in Caribbean Literature by Women; M.C.Jonet 10. They can fly': The Postcolonial Black Body in Nalo Hopkinson's Speculative Short Fiction; L.Skallerup Bessette 11. Threshold People: Liminal Subjectivity in Etienne van Heerden, J.M. Coetzee and Nadine Gordimer; B.Cooke 12. African Short Stories and the Online Writing Space; H.Cousins and S.Adenekan Selected Bibliography Index

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Shola Adenekan, Freelance Journalist, UK Lee Skallerup Bessette, Morehead State University, USA Antara Chatterjee, Lecturer, State University, West Bengal Barbara Cooke, University Of East Anglia, UK Helen Cousins, Newman University College, Birmingham, UK Ailsa Cox, Edge Hill University, UK Philip Holden, National University Of Singapore M. Catherine Jonet, New Mexico State University, USA Michelle Keown, University Of Edinburgh, UK Alex Padamsee, University Of Kent, UK Caroline Rooney, University Of Kent, UK


'...[A] rich, diverse and discerning collection of essays... a highly recommended collection to all those interested in postcolonialism, modernism, the short story and contemporary literature from colonial peripheries.' - Aurogeeta Das, Wasafiri

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