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Writing Sri Lanka: Literature, Resistance & the Politics of Place - Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures (Hardback)
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Writing Sri Lanka: Literature, Resistance & the Politics of Place - Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures (Hardback)

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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 18/12/2006
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Focusing on ways in which cultural nationalism has influenced both the production and critical reception of texts, Salgado presents a detailed analysis of eight leading Sri Lankan writers - Michael Ondaatje, Romesh Gunasekera, Shyam Selvadurai, A. Sivanandan, Jean Arasanayagam, Carl Muller, James Goonewardene and Punyakante Wijenaike - to rigorously challenge the theoretical, cultural and political assumptions that pit `insider' against `outsider', `resident' against `migrant' and the `authentic' against the `alien'. By interrogating the discourses of territoriality and boundary marking that have come into prominence since the start of the civil war, Salgado works to define a more nuanced and sensitive critical framework that actively reclaims marginalized voices and draws upon recent studies in migration and the diaspora to reconfigure the Sri Lankan critical terrain.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415364188
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm


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"This is the most significant work on Sri Lankan English-language literature to date, combining impressive scholarship with perceptive analysis, nuanced evaluation and carefully balanced comment." - Confluence

"Represents the most stimulating, perceptive and intellectually rigorous book-length study to date of this critically under-researched area of postcolonial literatures in English." - Interventions

"...an excellent and much-needed contribution - well-written, insightful, and thorough." - Chelva Kanaganayakam, University of Toronto

"Beautifully argued, intricately composed." --Meena Alexander, Wasafiri

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