The Resource Interviews with writers of the post-colonial world, conducted and edited by Feroza Jussawalla and Reed Way Dasenbrock

Interviews with writers of the post-colonial world, conducted and edited by Feroza Jussawalla and Reed Way Dasenbrock

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Interviews with writers of the post-colonial world
Title
Interviews with writers of the post-colonial world
Statement of responsibility
conducted and edited by Feroza Jussawalla and Reed Way Dasenbrock
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Language
eng
Summary
This book of interviews conducted by Jussawalla and Dasenbrock is the first to feature third-world authors discussing their works and their careers. These are joined by three Chicano writers from the U.S. All fourteen included here write in English, a language they have chosen for their creative expression, and all write their novels at a time when codes of the colonial past are targets of revisionism. In this fascinating collection of fourteen interviews (eleven previously unpublished) the interviewers speak with leading writers from Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and the Caribbean islands, as well as with three Chicano writers. Largely considered non-canonical, they address questions about the effects of colonialism, their place in English-language literature, the politics of language in non-Western societies, and the value of their work in helping those with Western perspectives to understand their cultures. Noted writers from Africa-Ngugi wa Thiong'o from Kenya and Chinua Achebe from Nigeria--engage in the most important discussion in African literature today, whether or not to write in English. Nigeria's leading feminist writer, Buchi Emecheta discusses the role of women in a primarily male literary environment. South Asian writers are represented by two well-known Indian writers, Raja Rao and Anita Desai, and by two noted Pakistani writers, Zulfikar Ghose and Bapsi Sidhwa. Sharing a common colonial history, these writers generally display less desire to differentiate their work from the Western tradition. The collection also includes an interview with the Somali writer Nuruddin Farah, who is culturally as well as geographically somewhere between the Eastern and Western cultures. Also included are four interviews with minority writers from countries where English is the dominant language, the Maori writer Witi Ihimaera from New Zealand and the three Chicano Americans, Rudolfo Anaya, Rolando Hinojosa, and Sandra Cisneros, whose situation is comparable to, yet instructively different from, the situation of Asian and African writers. Two interviews with West Indian or Caribbean writers, Sam Selvon and Roy Heath, complete the collection. These interviews offer a panorama of some of the most exciting writing being done in English today. Readers coming to works of these multilingual writers for the first time will be absorbed by their illuminating commentaries
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Also issued online.
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
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Jussawalla, Feroza F.
Dewey number
820.9/9171241
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9080
LC item number
.J87 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Dasenbrock, Reed Way
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  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Authors, Commonwealth
  • Écrivains du Commonwealth
  • Écrivains américains d'origine mexicaine
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican American authors
  • Mexican Americans in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Decolonization in literature
  • Littérature du Commonwealth (anglaise)
  • Pays du Commonwealth
  • Décolonisation dans la littérature
Label
Interviews with writers of the post-colonial world, conducted and edited by Feroza Jussawalla and Reed Way Dasenbrock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 23) and index
Contents
Ngūgī wa Thiong'o -- Nuruddin Farah -- Chinua Achebe -- Buchi Emecheta -- Sam Selvon -- Roy Heath -- Raja Rao -- Anita Desai -- Zulfikar Ghose -- Bapsi Sidhwa -- Witi Ihimaera -- Rudolfo Anaya -- Rolando Hinojosa -- Sandra Cisneros
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9780878055715
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
91048022
Note
Aili Waldman Native Studies Fund
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2210201-01umb_inst
  • 2354608
  • (Sirsi) i9780878055715
  • (OCoLC)25130710
Label
Interviews with writers of the post-colonial world, conducted and edited by Feroza Jussawalla and Reed Way Dasenbrock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 23) and index
Contents
Ngūgī wa Thiong'o -- Nuruddin Farah -- Chinua Achebe -- Buchi Emecheta -- Sam Selvon -- Roy Heath -- Raja Rao -- Anita Desai -- Zulfikar Ghose -- Bapsi Sidhwa -- Witi Ihimaera -- Rudolfo Anaya -- Rolando Hinojosa -- Sandra Cisneros
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9780878055715
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
91048022
Note
Aili Waldman Native Studies Fund
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2210201-01umb_inst
  • 2354608
  • (Sirsi) i9780878055715
  • (OCoLC)25130710

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