Postcolonial nostalgias is an ambitious and riveting work of literary criticism spanning more than a century of realistic writing and thematically connecting postcolonial representations of trinidad west indies the islamic world india japan england south africa germany nigeria and china historically psychologically and . Edited in collaboration with the centre for colonial and postcolonial studies university of kent at canterbury routledge research in postcolonial literatures presents a wide range of research into postcolonial literatures by specialists in the field. In postcolonial nostalgias writing representation and memory dennis walder asserts that the rosy sentimental glow most commonly associated with nostalgia is certainly not the most telling part of the story that his study claims to reveal 3. Postcolonial nostalgias writing representation and memory routledge research in postcolonial literatures 31 dennis walder this book offers an original and informed critique of a widespread yet often misunderstood condition nostalgia a pervasive human emotion connecting people across national historical and personal boundaries. A wide ranging critique of the representation of memory and especially nostalgia a condition commonly dismissed yet which links people across personal national and historical boundaries analysing the narratives of those entangled in the aftermath of empire the author traces the hidden connections within their yearnings for a common identity and a homeland and their struggles to recover
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