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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Postcolonial Autobiography : Force Majeure?
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    y separately published work icon Autobiography as a Writing Strategy in Postcolonial Literature Benaouda Lebdai (editor), Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press , 2015 8887049 2015 anthology criticism

    '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)

    Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press , 2015
    pg. 161-178
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