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Language and the Post-Colonial Stage

Christopher B. Balme

in Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines colonial language as a primary means of theatrical communication. It also examines some aspects of stage language and the use of multilingualism. Multilingualism is utilized as ... More


Haunting and Imperial Doctrine

Laurent Dubreuil

David Fieni (ed.)

in Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows that it is permissible to rearrange theories and words in their connection to (post)colonial possession. (Post)colonial languages make use of multiple paradigms that tell without ... More


Today: Stigmata and Veils

Laurent Dubreuil

David Fieni (ed.)

in Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the most persistent methods of interdiction to date. The insistence of indigenous discourses in French, in tandem with the wars for independence, has made it difficult for ... More


Continental African Muslim Immigrants in the United States: A Historical and Sociological Perspective

Sulayman S. Nyang

in Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148053
eISBN:
9780199849277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148053.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the challenges and opportunities that face the African immigrant community and the African immigrant family, with special emphasis on African Muslims. It has four main ... More


Literary Prizes, Book Prizes and African Writing

Walter Bgoya

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Literary prizes and book prizes do not feature greatly in discussions about writing and publishing, perhaps because there are so few of them in Africa. When they do, the discussion tends to centre on ... More


Translation and its Others: Postcolonial Linguistic Strategies of Writers from the Francophone Indian Ocean

Peter Hawkins

in Intimate Enemies: Translation in Francophone Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318672
eISBN:
9781846317996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This article discusses the difficulties of postcolonial writers in confronting a situation of linguistic hegemony effectively imposed by the former colonial languages, French and to a lesser extent, ... More


Formations and Reformations of Anthropology

Laurent Dubreuil

David Fieni (ed.)

in Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explains that anthropology, at least during the first part of its disciplinary history, spoke the colonial language all too often. For Marcel Mauss, Michel Leiris, and Claude ... More


Creating Prehistory and Protohistory: Constructing Otherness and Politics of Contemporary Indigenous Populations in India

Uzma Z. Rizvi

in The Death of Prehistory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199684595
eISBN:
9780191804816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199684595.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores how colonial language in India affected the politics of representation of particular communities in a contemporary world. It cites the evolutionary nature of the prefixes in ... More


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