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The Postcolonial Short Story

Contemporary Essays

Edited by Maggie Awadalla and Paul March-Russell

This new collection places the short story at the heart of contemporary postcolonial studies. In so doing, it also questions what postcolonial literary criticism may be. Focusing upon short fiction from 1975 to the present day – the period during which critical theory came to determine postcolonial studies – it argues for a more sophisticated critique exemplified by the ambiguity of the short story form. Short fiction is discussed from India, New Zealand, Singapore, North America, the UK, Egypt, the Caribbean and Africa. Themes include trauma, diaspora, language, national identity, democracy, the city, women's writing, the body, sexuality, and new media. Canonical figures such as Alice Munro are featured alongside emerging talents such as Jhumpa Lahiri and Wena Poon, genre writers such as Nalo Hopkinson, and writers new to an Anglophone or Western audience. The contributors, too, include established figures in postcolonial and short story criticism alongside new or emerging scholars.

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Edited by Maggie Awadalla and Paul March-Russell . (October 2012). The Postcolonial Short Story . [Online] Available at: http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137292087.0001. (Accessed: 24 July 2017).
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Edited by Maggie Awadalla and Paul March-Russell . (October 2012). The Postcolonial Short Story . Retrieved from http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137292087.0001
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Edited by Maggie Awadalla and Paul March-Russell . The Postcolonial Short Story . (October 2012) Palgrave Macmillan. 24 July 2017.
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Edited by Maggie Awadalla and Paul March-Russell . The Postcolonial Short Story [internet]. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan; October 2012. [cited 2017 July 24]. Available from: http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137292087.0001
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Edited by Maggie Awadalla and Paul March-Russell , The Postcolonial Short Story , Palgrave Macmillan October 2012

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Paul March-Russell teaches Comparative Literature at the University of Kent, UK. His previous publications include The Short Story: An Introduction and, as co-editor with Carmen Casaliggi, Ruskin in Perspective and Legacies of Romanticism. He edits the SF Storyworlds series published by Gylphi.

Maggie Awadalla is Coordinator of Arabic at Imperial College, London, UK and also teaches Comparative Literature at the University of Kent, UK. She was previously a Research Fellow for the project, Europe in the Middle East: The Middle East in Europe, at Wissenschaft College, Berlin. With Rana Dayoub, she co-edited the journal Postcolonial Forum.

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Book DOI:
10.1057/9781137292087
Chapter DOI:
10.1057/9781137292087.0001
eBook ISBNs:
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9780230313385 HB
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240 pp
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