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Postcolonial Departures

Narrative Transformations in Australian and South African Fictions

Hano Pipic

This book introduces a comparative transnational approach to Australian and South African literatures to move beyond the boundaries of the nation and to reveal a shared history of indigenous dispossession and violent repression. It engages with issues of trauma, suppression and the manifold concerns regarding the unfinished processes of reconciliation. The contemporary postcolonial fictions chosen for the text-based analysis intervene in the unfinished processes of coming to terms with the legacy of the colonial practices of the past. This book compares nationally diverse postcolonial texts with a particular interest in the parallels in their deliberate breaks with generic patterns and structures.

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Bibliographic Information published by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek The Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available in the internet at http://dnb.d-nb.de. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Pipic, Hano, author.

Title: Postcolonial departures : narrative transformations in Australian and South African fictions / Hano Pipic.

Description: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang Edition, [2017] | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2016051000| ISBN 9783631672259 | ISBN 9783653067545 (epdf) | ISBN 9783631705643 (epub) | ISBN 9783631705650 (mobi)

Subjects: LCSH: Australian fiction--21st century--History and criticism. | South African fiction (English)--21st century--History and criticism. | Postcolonialism in literature. | Psychic trauma in literature. | Comparative literature--Australian and South African. | Comparative literature--South African and Australian.

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