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The Postcolonial Short Story

Contemporary Essays

  • Maggie Awadalla
  • Paul March-Russell

About this book


This book puts the short story at the heart of contemporary postcolonial studies and questions what postcolonial literary criticism may be. Focusing on short fiction between 1975 and today – the period in which critical theory came to determine postcolonial studies – it argues for a sophisticated critique exemplified by the ambiguity of the form.


critical theory critique English literature fiction novel Postcolonial Studies space

Editors and affiliations

  • Maggie Awadalla
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paul March-Russell
    • 2
  1. 1.Imperial CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.University of KentUK

About the editors

Shola Adenekan, Freelance Journalist, UK Lee Skallerup Bessette, Morehead State University, USA Antara Chatterjee, Lecturer, State University, West Bengal Barbara Cooke, University Of East Anglia, UK Helen Cousins, Newman University College, Birmingham, UK Ailsa Cox, Edge Hill University, UK Philip Holden, National University Of Singapore M. Catherine Jonet, New Mexico State University, USA Michelle Keown, University Of Edinburgh, UK Alex Padamsee, University Of Kent, UK Caroline Rooney, University Of Kent, UK

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