When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy

When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy

When I arrived to England more than 4 months ago I only had two books with me, both of them in Spanish, and both of them intended to keep me company while travelling. But once I settled down I realised that my recent move was the perfect opportunity to request books to publishers that could […]

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The Australian Fiancé by Simone Lazaroo

The Australian Fiancé is Simone Lazaroo’s second novel. I borrowed the book from a professor after Simone’s lessons and read if right after The World Waiting to be Made because the writing was so good, I wanted to see how the author’s style developed. From GoogleBooks: In 1949 a young Eurasian woman who survived the […]

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The World Waiting to be Made by Simone Lazaroo

I learned about Australian writer Simone Lazaroo and her works during her lessons at my M.A. Her debut novel, The World Waiting to be Made (1994) is partly autobiographical and can be studied as an amazing example of diasporic literature written by a woman. From Book Depository: A young woman journeys back to her birthplace, […]

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The Engagement by Chloe Hooper

The Engagement is a novel by Australian author Chloe Hooper. I was lucky enough to win this novel at Naomi’s blog and I was really excited about it. Sadly, the book didn’t turn out the success both Naomi and I thought it would be. However, I would like to thank her for running the giveaway. […]

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Poem: A Far Cry from Africa by Derek Walcott

Just recently I did a series on postcolonialism and did not include a wonderful author I did not know yet: Derek Walcott. He is a West Indian with mixed ancestry: two of his grandparents were black and two were white. Being superficial, the result could not be better: he got both blue eyes and dark […]

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Postcolonialism and Literature – Reading the others. Suggested readings

This is my last post on postcolonialism for the moment, so here you have the long-awaited and promised list of suggested works. Click on the titles to buy the books at Book Depository. UPDATE: I will update this list with works I get to read in my courses. POETRY Ten by Bernardine Evaristo The Next […]

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Postcolonialism and Literature – Reading the others. A personal experience by Risa

Risa has kindly answered some questions for us regarding postcolonialism. She is a young, educated woman, from India. She studied English literature at university and is currently on hiatus from work, but she lent us some of her precious time. So, thank you a lot, Risa! Also, I would like to show you her blog, […]

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Postcolonialism and Literature – Reading the others. Small Island’s review

Small Island by Andrea Lévy is part of my Caribbean Literature course this year along with Merle Hodge’s Crick, Crack Monkey. When I first went to the library, Small Island was the most appealing (despite its length) and I decided to give it a try first. Title: Small Island Author: Andrea Lévy Year of Publication: […]

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Postcolonialism and Literature – Reading the others. Overgeneralized anger? Dicussion!

Now that there are three posts on this issue, I would like us to discuss an issue I haven’t made up my mind at all yet. Yesterday I dealt with slavery and the scars it has produced in many authors. I also mentioned Jamaica Kincaid who, in her work, A Small Place, hates tourists visiting […]

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