y Post-Colonial : A Récit single work   novel  
  • Author: John Kinsella http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kinsella-john
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Post-Colonial is a poetic and wildly experimental account of cultural intrusion and appropriation from one of Australia's finest and most prolific writers. Questioning what it is that constitutes nation and place, particularly in reference to Australia itself, Kinsella's narrator travels to the Cocos Islands to collect oral histories. Disaffected and unsure of his own role there, and cast adrift upon an ocean of his own dependencies, the narrator offers not only a fragmented tale of crisis, but also a sophisticated exploration of issues of history and self-determination among the local Cocos Malay of Home Island and the non-Cocos Malay foreigners of West Island.

'Post-Colonial is also a novel about how we read so-called post-colonial texts. It is a work in which time frames and time signatures shift, events are retold, and the reader is led to ask questions about the nature of history itself. Ranging from the 'natural' and 'real' to the fantastical, the narrative is in constant flux. History is erased, lost, reclaimed, and restated.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To T., K., and R.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • West End, South Brisbane - East Brisbane area, Brisbane - South & South West, Brisbane, Queensland,: Papertiger Media , 2009 .
      Extent: 234p.
      Description: illus., maps
      Note/s:
      • Introduced by Nicholas Birns.
      ISBN: 9780957941175

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Rajyashree Khushu-Lahiri , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 6 no. 1 2013;

— Review of Post-Colonial : A Récit John Kinsella 2009 single work novel
Intersections Stephen Muecke , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 61-62)

— Review of Post-Colonial : A Récit John Kinsella 2009 single work novel
Anti-Travel Adam Aitken , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Jacket , July no. 40 2010;

— Review of Post-Colonial : A Récit John Kinsella 2009 single work novel
Intersections Stephen Muecke , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 61-62)

— Review of Post-Colonial : A Récit John Kinsella 2009 single work novel
Anti-Travel Adam Aitken , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Jacket , July no. 40 2010;

— Review of Post-Colonial : A Récit John Kinsella 2009 single work novel
[Untitled] Rajyashree Khushu-Lahiri , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 6 no. 1 2013;

— Review of Post-Colonial : A Récit John Kinsella 2009 single work novel
Last amended 23 Aug 2010 12:08:07
Subjects:
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australian External Territories,
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