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The Resource History, trauma, and healing in postcolonial narratives : reconstructing identities, Ogaga Ifowodo

History, trauma, and healing in postcolonial narratives : reconstructing identities, Ogaga Ifowodo

Label
History, trauma, and healing in postcolonial narratives : reconstructing identities
Title
History, trauma, and healing in postcolonial narratives
Title remainder
reconstructing identities
Statement of responsibility
Ogaga Ifowodo
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Did colonialism, a world-historical catastrophe, inflict only material damage on the colonized, or did it cause psychic injury as well? What would it mean, then, to read postcolonial writings under the prism of trauma? In History, Trauma, and Healing in Post-Colonial Narratives, Ifowodo tackles these questions through a psycho-social examination of the lingering impact of imperialist domination. His hybrid method that encompasses historicism, psychoanalysis and a realist concept of linguistic reference stakes a bold, new ground in postcolonial studies. The focus is trans-continental and the analysis centered on primary texts that explore the African, African-American, and Caribbean experience of slavery/colonialism. The result is a refreshing and necessary complement to the cultural-materialist studies that dominate the field
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ifowodo, Ogaga
Dewey number
809/.93358
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.P555
LC item number
I38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Future of Minority Studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • Literature
  • Postcolonialism
  • Psychic trauma
Label
History, trauma, and healing in postcolonial narratives : reconstructing identities, Ogaga Ifowodo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Into "the Zone of Occult Instability": Frantz Fanon, Postcolonial Trauma, and Identity -- 2.Identity or Death! The Trauma of Life and Continuity in Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman -- 3.Experience as the Best Teacher: Trauma, Reference, and Realism in Toni Morrison's Beloved -- 4."Till the Wound and the Word Fit": Healing the Postcolonial Body Politic in Derek Walcott's Omeros -- 5.Conclusion: Reading Postcolonial History as a History of Trauma: The Corruption Complex
Control code
849641418
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 200 pages
Isbn
9781137367334
Lccn
2013020460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)849641418
Label
History, trauma, and healing in postcolonial narratives : reconstructing identities, Ogaga Ifowodo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Into "the Zone of Occult Instability": Frantz Fanon, Postcolonial Trauma, and Identity -- 2.Identity or Death! The Trauma of Life and Continuity in Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman -- 3.Experience as the Best Teacher: Trauma, Reference, and Realism in Toni Morrison's Beloved -- 4."Till the Wound and the Word Fit": Healing the Postcolonial Body Politic in Derek Walcott's Omeros -- 5.Conclusion: Reading Postcolonial History as a History of Trauma: The Corruption Complex
Control code
849641418
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 200 pages
Isbn
9781137367334
Lccn
2013020460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)849641418

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