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By Anne W. Gulick

ISBN-10: 0814213022

ISBN-13: 9780814213025

ISBN-10: 0814252133

ISBN-13: 9780814252130

The period of nationwide liberation and decolonization could have come and long gone, yet postcolonialism continues to be a principally elusive perfect within the early twenty-first century. In Literature, legislations, and Rhetorical functionality within the Anticolonial Atlantic, Anne W. Gulick uncovers a dynamic literary heritage of African and Caribbean severe engagements with First international legislation. This transatlantic archive attests to the ongoing power of anticolonialism as a version for highbrow inquiry and political functionality. Gulick argues that experimentation with declarative varieties is an important rhetorical method within the anticolonial Atlantic—one by which writers have requested: Who will get to “write” the legislations, and below what circumstances?


Responses to this query take form around the black Atlantic from Haiti to South Africa, in texts starting from Haiti’s statement of Independence and paintings by way of C. L. R. James to South Africa’s Freedom constitution, targeté Césaire’s poem Notebook of a go back to the local Land, and Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s A Grain of Wheat. those texts represent a strong transatlantic culture of tough colonial and imperial authority via rhetorical functionality. Drawing at the cosmopolitan aspirations and emancipatory energies of the political assertion, this practice goals to significantly reinvent the chances for legislations and political belonging within the postcolonial future.

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