Memory as Colonial Capital: Cross-Cultural Encounters in by Erica L. Johnson,Éloïse Brezault,Marianne Hirsch

By Erica L. Johnson,Éloïse Brezault,Marianne Hirsch

This quantity examines the ways in which writers from the Caribbean, Africa, and the U.S. theorize and hire postcolonial reminiscence in ways in which disclose or problem colonial narratives of the earlier, and indicates how reminiscence assumes specific varieties and values in post/colonial contexts in twenty and twenty-first-century works. the matter of contested reminiscence and colonial heritage is still an pressing and well timed factor, as colonial historical past has served to overwhelm, erase and manage collective and person thoughts. certainly, the main robust mechanism of colonial discourse is that which alters and silences neighborhood histories or even contributors’ thoughts in provider to colonial authority. Johnson and Brezault paintings to contextualize the politics of writing reminiscence within the shadow of colonial historical past, making a assortment that pioneers a postcolonial flip in cultural reminiscence stories appropriate for students drawn to cultural reminiscence, postcolonial, Francophone and ethnic studies.

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