Reading Postcolonial Literature


Penerbit UKM (First Published, 2017)
136 pages including Index


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ISBN: 9789674125202 Product ID: 26138 SKU: 9789674125202 Category: Tags: , ,

Reading Postcolonial Literature applies a variety of concepts in the readings of literary texts to offer interesting interpretations on a number of postcolonial issues. The concepts include: (i) revisioning, (ii) orientalism, (iii) ideology, (iv) diaspora, (v) identity, (vi) gender, and (vii) nationhood. The authors of each chapter illustrate how the concepts can be applied in the reading of literary texts. Readers can expect a critical examination of works ranging from the classics such as Kisah Pelayaran Abdullah to a graphic novel like Lat’s Kampung Boy.

The discussions in this book present an array of issues and concerns related to postcolonial studies. It is hoped that the theoretical, conceptual and analytical underpinnings promote added understandings in the discipline and would stimulate further research in related areas. This book will be of interest to students, researchers, academics and literary enthusiasts.


CHAPTER 1 Tradition or Dissension: Revisioning Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir’s Cultural Orientation in Kisah Pelayaran Abdullah

CHAPTER 2 Re-storying Japanese Occupation in Malaya in Two Selected Malaysian Diasporic Texts

CHAPTER 3 The Orientalist Voice in a Malaysian Travel Writing Peeing in the Bush

CHAPTER 4 Orientalism in Janice Y.K. Lee’s The Piano Teacher

CHAPTER 5 Culture as a Moveable Feast: Ancient Vedic Hindu Feminine Icons and the British Asian Woman

CHAPTER 6 A Father’s Gaze: The Two Daughters in Afdlin Shauki’s Appalam

CHAPTER 7 Childhood in Lat’s Kampung Boy — Yesterday & Today: Visual Narration & Nationhood

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Weight 0.223 kg
Dimensions 22.8 × 15.1 × 0.7 cm

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