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Issue 23

Wasafiri 23: Post-Colonial Writing

Issue 23: Spring 1996

Post-Colonial Writing

Interview with Rohinton Mistry

Poetry by Eze chi Chiazo, Cyril Dabydeen, Anthony Kellman, Briar Wood and Minoli Salgado

Fiction by Abdulrazak Gurnah

Articles on the future of postcolonial studies, Orientalism and beyond, and Sabu, cinema and desire

Reviews of Kamau Brathwaite's Dreamstories, Elleke Boehmer's Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors, Peter Nazareth's In the Trickster Tradition: The Novels of Andrew Salkey, Francis Ebejer and Ishmael Reed and Carole Boyce Davies's Black Women, Writing and Identity



Patrick Williams
No Direction Home? Futures for Post-Colonial Studies

Cyril Dabydeen
Poems: An Old Sky and Grandma’s Grammar

Bart Moore-Gilbert
Beyond Orientalism?: Culture, Imperialism and Humanism

Anthony Kellman
Poem: Coast

Robert McLay
Interviews Rohinton Mistry

Alison Twells
A State of Infancy: West Africa and British Missionaries in the 1820s

Mahesh Patel
Poem: Leda and the Swan — The Forbidden Love

Rod Edmond
Chronicle of a Death Foretold? Captain Cook and the Anthropologists

Briar Wood
Poem: Plutonium

Sheila Hamilton
Mycologist and other poems

Ian Iqbal Rashid
Song of Sabu: Hollywood Cinema and the Displacement of Desire

Melissa Persaud
Poem: Mixed Metaphor

Minoli Salgado
Poem: Expatriate Hungers

Heike Paul
Homeless Men and Nameless Women: Notes on a Post colonial Canon

Abdulrazak Gumah
Fiction: Escort

Peter Hulme
A Response to Kamau Brathwaite

Eze chi Chiazo
Corpse Under Eko Bridge and other poems

Rosalind Ward-Allen
Ken Saro Wiwa: Writer, Human Rights Campaigner and Environmentalist


Denise deCaires Narain
Carolyn Cooper Noises in the Blood: Orality, Gender and the ‘Vulgar’ Body of Jamaican Popular Culture
Evelyn O’Callaghan Woman Version: Theoretical Approaches to West Indian Fiction by Women
Carole Boyce Davies Black Women, Writing and Identity: Migrations of the Subject

Michael Rossington
Kamau Brathwaite Dream Stories
Aime Cesaire  Notebook of a Return to My Native Land/Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (Mirelle Rosello and Annie Pritchard, trans)

Julie Minkler Tsivakou
Peter Nazareth In the Trickster Tradition: The Novels of Andrew Salkey, Francis Ebejer and Ishmael Reed

Judie Newman
Elleke Boehmer Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors

Tony Bex
G Collier, ed Us Them: Translation, Transcription and Identity in Post-Colonial Literary Cultures

Nigel Rigby
Eugene Benson and L W Conolly, ed Encyclopaedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English

Yaba Badoe
Amina Mama Beyond the Masks: Race, Gender and Subjectivity

Sara Mills
Margo Hendricks and Patricia Parker, ed Women, ‘Race’ and Writing in Early Modern Period

Laura Peters
Diane Roberts The Myth of Aunt Jemima: Representations of Race and Region

Maggie Ann Bowers
M Nourbese Philip She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks

Monica Turci and Jon Kear
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers

Gaele Sobott-Mogwe
Annalisa Oboe Fiction, History and Nation in South Africa

Susan Clement
Sudeep Sen Dali’s Twisted Hands: Mount Vesuvius in Eight Frames: South African Woodcut

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