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Ethics and recognition in postcolonial literature: reading Amitav Ghosh, Caryl Phillips, Chimamanda Adichie and Kazuo Ishiguro

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This thesis undertakes a critical study of ethics in the postcolonial novel. Focusing on four authors, namely Amitav Ghosh, Chimamanda Adichie, Caryl Phillips, and Kazuo Ishiguro, I conduct a comparative analysis of the ethical engagement offered in a selection of their novels. I argue that the recognitions and related emotional responses of characters are integral to the unfolding of these novels’ ethical concerns. The ethics thus explored are often marked by the complexity and impurity char...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Vincent van Bever Donker
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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ora:6249

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