By Gillian Whitlock
Via contextualized readings, this paintings argues that autobiographic writing permits an intimate entry to procedures of colonization and decolonization, incorporation and resistance, and the formation and reformation of identities which happens in postcolonial house. The booklet explores the interconnections among race, gender, autobiography and colonialism and makes use of a style of analyzing which seems for connections among very varied autobiographical writings to pursue buildings of blackness and whiteness, femininity and masculinity, and nationality. not like earlier reports of autobiography which specialize in a restricted Euro American canon, the e-book brings jointly modern and 19th-century women's autobiographies and commute writing from Canada, the Caribbean, Kenya, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. With emphasis at the reader of autobiography up to the topic, it argues that colonization and resistance are deeply embedded in brooding about the self.
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