Fifteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World
Edited By Dominic Davies, Erica Lombard and Benjamin Mountford
Can a book change the world? If books were integral to the creation of the imperial global order, what role have they played in resisting that order throughout the twentieth century? To what extent have theories and movements of anti-imperial and anticolonial resistance across the planet been shaped by books as they are read across the world?
Fighting Words responds to these questions by examining how the book as a cultural form has fuelled resistance to empire in the long twentieth century. Through fifteen case studies that bring together literary, historical and book historical perspectives, this collection explores the ways in which books have circulated anti-imperial ideas, as they themselves have circulated as objects and commodities within regional, national and transnational networks. What emerges is a complex portrait of the vital and multifaceted role played by the book in both the formation and the form of anticolonial resistance, and the development of the postcolonial world.
2 Anna Julia Cooper’s A Voice from the South (1892): Black Feminism and Human Rights (Imaobong Umoren)
Imaobong Umoren 2 Anna Julia Cooper’s A Voice from the South (1892): Black Feminism and Human Rights Abstract Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, the daughter of an enslaved black woman and her white master, Anna Julia Cooper broke the conventions of...
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