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New Developments in Postcolonial Studies


Edited By Malgorzata Martynuska and Elzbieta Rokosz-Piejko

This book analyses the applicability of postcolonial theories and contemporary issues, and also revisits previously tackled cultural, social and literary phenomena. The contributions examine contemporary social, economic and cultural processes. The authors look back at older cultural texts, coming from either former colonies or former colonisers. They furthermore refer to the fact that theories of postcolonialism are currently more frequently applied to study countries originally not classified as colonial. They attempt to define and explain the experiences of the native peoples of colonial territories in various historical situations of dependence.

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Sharing Space with Others: Re-Thinking the Multicultural Encounter (Anna Branach-Kallas)


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Anna Branach-Kallas

Sharing Space with Others: Re-Thinking the Multicultural Encounter

Abstract: The article is an attempt to discuss selected theoretical propositions in English and French responding to the dilemma of how to share postcolonial space with the Other. The author adopts postcolonial trauma theory to analyse Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio’s Révolutions, Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss and Caryl Phillips’s The Nature of Blood.

Key words: trauma studies, postcolonial studies, Otherness, multiculturalism.

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