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Making words matter [electronic resource] : the agency of colonial and postcolonial literature / Ambreen Hai.

Author:
Hai, Ambreen, 1964- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2009.
Description:
1 online resource (xi, 377 pages)
Summary note:
Why should Salman Rushdie describe his truth telling as an act of swallowing impure "haram" flesh from which the blood has not been drained? Why should Rudyard Kipling cast Kim, the imperial child-agent, as a body/text written upon and damaged by empire? Why should E.M. Forster evoke through the Indian landscape the otherwise unspeakable racial or homosexual body in his writing? In Making Words Matter: The Agency of Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Ambreen Hai argues that these writers focus self-reflectively on the unstable capacity of words to have material effects and to be censored,
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description:
Print version record.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN:
  • 9780821443347 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0821443348 ((electronic bk.))
  • ((alk. paper))
  • ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
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