Maps of Englishness by Simon Gikandi
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Maps of Englishness
By Simon Gikandi

Maps of Englishness

Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism

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Maps of Englishness by Simon Gikandi

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Gikandi explores the politics of identity to analyze how the colonial experience inspired narrative forms that changed the nature of the English identity by surveying the British imperial tradition since the nineteenth century. He provides detailed readings of the works of Trollope, Carlyle, and others; through the narratives of imperial women travelers such as Mary Kingsley and Mary Seacole; and through Africanist texts by Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene and postcolonialists such as Salman Rushdie and Joan Riley.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231105996
ISBN-10: 0231105991
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 159mm x 16mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 6-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Simon Gikandi

Simon E. Gikandi is professor of English language and literature at the University of Michigan.

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