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Author Darroch, Fiona (Fiona Jane)

Title Memory and myth [electronic resource] : postcolonial religion in contemporary Guyanese fiction and poetry / Fiona Darroch.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 202 pages).
Series Cross/cultures, 0924-1426 ; 103
Cross/cultures ; 103.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-193) and index.
Contents Shifting the boundaries : a postcolonial interrogation of the category 'religion' -- Developing a hermeneutic for the combined study of religion and postcolonial literature -- Religion and remembrance : Wilson Harris's Jonestown as an act of anamnesis -- Caught in Anancy's web : the poetry of John Agard, Grace Nichols, and others -- Sacred migrations in Indo-Guyanese fiction and poetry : the work of David Dabydeen.
Summary This book investigates the problematical historical location of the term 'religion' and examines how this location has affected the analytical reading of postcolonial fiction and poetry. The adoption of the term 'religion' outside of a Western Enlightenment and Christian context should therefore be treated with caution. Within postcolonial literary criticism, there has been either a silencing of the category as a result of this caution or an uncritical and essentializing adoption of the term 'religion'. It is argued in the present study that a vital aspect of how writers articulate their histo.
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Subject Guyanese literature -- History and criticism.
Religion in literature.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1820-2009
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Title Postcolonial religion in contemporary Guyanese fiction and poetry
Other Form: Print version: Darroch, Fiona (Fiona Jane). Memory and myth. Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2009 9789042025769 (OCoLC)427322368
ISBN 9781441625434 (electronic bk.)
1441625437 (electronic bk.)
904202576X (hd. bd.)
9789042025769 (hd. bd.)