Making Words Matter

Making Words Matter

The Agency of Colonial and Postcolonial Literature

eBook - 2009
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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,
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, Ă2009
ISBN: 9780821443347
0821443348
0821418815
0821418807
9780821418819
9780821418802
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 377 pages)

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