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Articles from Vol. 43, No. 1, October

Anti-Capitalist Objections to the Postcolonial: Some Conciliatory Remarks on Zizek and Context
This article has three parts. First, it considers a series of overlaps between the postcolonial and Slavoj Zizek's work. Then, it examines Zizek's three main objections to the postcolonial: it reduces issues of political-economic struggle to cultural/psychological...
Creating the National Mosaic: Multiculturalism in Canadian Children's Literature from 1950 to 1994
Miriam Verena Richter. Creating the National Mosaic: Multiculturalism in Canadian Children's Literature from 1950 to 1994. Cross/Cultures 133 Readings in Post/Colonial Literatures and Cultures in English. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2011. Pp. xx,...
Gothic Science Fiction 1980-2010
Sara Wasson and Emily Alder, eds. Gothic Science Fiction 1980-2010. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2011. Pp. xix, 219. [pounds sterling]65.00. Gothic Science Fiction 1980-2010 (published by Liverpool University Press' Science Fiction Texts and Studies...
Insurgent Metaphors: Decentering 9/11 in Mohsin Hamid's the Reluctant Fundamentalist and Kamila Shamsie's Burnt Shadows
This article examines the novels The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) by Mohsin Hamid and Burnt Shadows (2009) by Kamila Shamsie as significant examples of Pakistani writing in English after 9/11. Popular American discourse has remained mostly concerned...
Loving and Leaving: The Ethics of Postcolonial Pain in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus
As coming of age first-person narratives involving young women in modern African contexts, both Chimamanda Adichie's 2003 novel Purple Hibiscus and Tsitsi Dangarembga's 1989 novel Nervous Conditions investigate the effect of despotic patriarchs on...
"No Place in Particular": Inhabiting Postinternment America, Articulating Postinternment Anxieties in John Okada's No-No Boy
As a site of belonging forged out of various longings and affective investments, the postwar United States suburb signaled to returned internees and no-no boys an ambiguous narrative of historical amnesia and forgiveness. This article analyzes Ichiro's...
Postcolonial Asylum: Seeking Sanctuary before the Law
David Farrier, Postcolonial Asylum: Seeking Sanctuary Before the Law. Liverpool UP, xi 235. US$95.00. Emma Lazarus' noble words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty--"Give me ... wretched refuse of your teeming shore"--proclaim a welcome never realized...
"The Poor Remain": A Posthumanist Rethinking of Literary Humanitarianism in Indra Sinha's Animal's People
One of the fundamental problems with literary humanitarianism is that it presents political violence as unspeakable trauma and then suggests the secondary narrative it provides will overcome this trauma by articulating suffering within a testifier-witness...
Transcending the Politics of "Where You're From": Postcolonial Nationality and Cosmopolitanism in Jhumpa Lahiri's
Globalization is producing a new kind of fictional writing that may be better described as cosmopolitan than postcolonial because it moves beyond the cultural categories described in postcolonial theory without ignoring inequalities of power. This...