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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Autobiography as a Writing Strategy in Postcolonial Literature
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'Autobiography, a fully-recognised genre within mainstream literature today, has evolved massively in the last few decades, particularly through colonial and postcolonial texts. By using autobiography as a means of expression, many postcolonial writers were able to describe their experiences in the face of the denial of personal expression for centuries. This book is centred around the recounting and analysis of such a phenomenon.

'Literary purists often reject autobiography as a fully-fledged literary genre, perceiving it rather as a mere life report or a descriptive diary. The colonial and postcolonial autobiographical texts analysed in this book refute such perceptions, and demonstrate a subtle combination of literary qualities and the recounting of real-life experiences.

'This book demonstrates that colonial and postcolonial autobiographical texts have established their ‘literarity’. The need for postcolonial authors to express themselves through the ‘I’ and the ‘me’, as subjects and not as objects, is the essence of this book, and confirms that self-affirmation through autobiographical writing is indeed an art form.' (Publication summary)

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* Contents derived from the Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland,
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The Postcolonial Autobiography : Force Majeure?, Aurélia Mouzet , single work criticism (p. 161-178)

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    • Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Cambridge Scholars Press ,
      2015 .
      image of person or book cover 8581398753133387191.png
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: vi, 178 pagesp.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
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      • Date of Publication: 01/02/2015
      ISBN: 9781443871570
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