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?
This updated edition of 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.
4 W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk (1903): Of the Veil and the Color-Line, of Double-Consciousness and Second-Sight (Reiland Rabaka)
Reiland Rabaka 4 W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk (1903): Of the Veil and the Color-Line, Of Double-Consciousness and Second-Sight Abstract This chapter will survey W. E. B. Du Bois’s immortal The Souls of Black Folk with an eye on the w...
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