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Differential publics -- reading (in) the postcolonial novel

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This essay discusses the activity of reading in three postcolonial novels from three different national contexts (Dangarembga in Zimbabwe, Kapur in India, and Adichie in Nigeria). The essay considers the scenes of focused, respectful, even canonical reading staged in these novels, alongside the more selective or eclectic ‘reading’ and citation taking place at the level of the narration. On the basis of this contrast, it suggests that the postcolonial and transnational publics interpellated by...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1017/pli.2016.43

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Department:
Wolfson College
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
11-25
Publication date:
2017-01-05
Acceptance date:
2016-11-11
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EISSN:
2052-2622
ISSN:
2052-2614
Pubs id:
pubs:661784
URN:
uri:30964c67-4d97-4609-b691-57735533aab4
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uuid:30964c67-4d97-4609-b691-57735533aab4
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pubs:661784

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