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In these lucid essays, Boehmer argues eloquently for a pragmatic poetics: one that is attuned to the affordance of form as well as the dynamic and charged relations between readers and literary works. Elucidating the relation between literature’s mimetic what and its formal how, Boehmer’s important intervention opens new futures for postcolonial studies. Bloodlines is an engaging and compelling book binding a potent theme and memorable characters into a brisk narrative … the writing shows a controlled resonance, the sign of a talent that must not be ignored. Caught between her mother’s mysterious grief and her father’s shattering wartime experiences, between the Holland of their past and apartheid South Africa, Ella fights hard to make it through her childhood in one piece. Rosandra White is the proverbial perfect blonde. It shows how our picture of Mandela is a great deal more complicated than the legend suggests: his quality of character is combined with his talents as a performer, his maverick ability to absorb transnational influences, his proximity to outstanding colleagues, his steely survival skills, and his postmodern ease with media image. India has often been at the centre of debates about the postcolonial and transnational condition. A beautifully authentic insight into a society turned in on itself in the face of black deprivation. Her descriptions are achingly acute. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Arresting, intriguing, and brilliantly crafted, these stories explore the psychic wounds of our rapidly contracting contemporary world, with its complications of race, migration and trauma. Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920 explores the political co-operations and textual connections which linked anti-colonial, nationalist, and modernist groups and individuals in the empire in the years 1890-1920.
Published by Jacana (South Africa), 2010 and Historica (Italy), 2019. These assured, accomplished stories are reports from a world in which unacknowledged dark energies undermine and render hollow our bright, rational self-understanding. By developing the key motifs of lateral interaction and colonial interdiscursivity, Boehmer builds a picture of the imperial world as an intricate network of surprising contacts and margin-to-margin interrelationships, and of modernism as a far more constellated cultural phenomenon than previously understood. Elleke Boehmer brings to her stories two qualities that all too often are mutually exclusive: the lucidity of her intelligence and the passion of her engagement. Terror and the Postcolonial is a major comparative study of terrorism and its representations in postcolonial literature and culture. Nobel Laureate 2003 and the first author to win the Booker Prize twice, J. M. Coetzee is perhaps the world’s leading living novelist writing in English.
a luminous literary history. Set within a biographical frame, this Very Short Introduction explores the reasons why his story is so important to us in the world at large today, and what his achievements signify. Its vivid and varied narratives follow a range of displaced children, mothers, and domestic workers, a stadium manager, an AIDS patient and an office secretary, as they look in on the new and changing situation. In its symbolic structures she traces not simply aesthetic forms or micro-dispositions of power but the very psychic life of the cross-border spaces that Indians in diaspora set into motion. A secret duel to the death between a father and a daughter. Individual case studies consider Irish support for the Boers in 1899-1902, the path-breaking radical partnership of the Englishwoman Sister Nivedita and the Bengali extremist Aurobindo Ghose, Sol Plaatje’s conflicted South African nationalism, and the cross-border, cosmopolitan involvements of W. B. Yeats, Rabindranath Tagore, and Leonard Woolf.
Written with Boehmer’s characteristic elegance and lucidity, this highly-teachable volume will be around for some time to come.
Alice and Arnie set out on two very different journeys to return the specimen to its rightful home, leading them to discover not only their absent fathers, but also other buried and surprising roots. Nile Baby tells the story of two quirky young friends who discover a 90-year-old fetus in the laboratory storeroom of their school.
[A] lucid study of the complicated—but not necessarily riven—landscape of intercultural contacts between Britons and Indians on British soil at the height of the Empire . There's a problem loading this menu right now. She is also Professor of World Literature in English at the University of Oxford, and a founding figure in the field of postcolonial literature. Elleke Boehmer’s edition of Scouting for Boys is the first to reprint the original text and illustrations, and her fine introduction investigates a book that has been cited as an authority by militarists and pacifists, capitalists and environmentalists alike. An African student in England longs for her desert home; a shy Argentinian travel agent agonizes about joining her boyfriend in New York; a soldier is pursued by his past. Edited with an introduction and notes. Sharp, tender, and always arresting, these stories crackle with luminous insights as characters struggle to come to terms—with their pasts, with one another, and with themselves. [A] journey into the possible … an extremely good read. Show all. Elleke Boehmer’s thrilling new collection of stories tracks lives across continents from the perspective of the southern hemisphere—its light, its seas, its sensibilities. Distilled with an intimate sense of history, and very moving,The Shouting in the Dark is a powerful novel of memory, family politics and awakening. Comprehensive notes and full biographies ensure that this is one of the most compelling and readable source books on the period. Boehmer’s book is … a vindication of postcolonial studies and of the potential of postcolonial literature to change the world. She agrees with Okri’s suggestion that the writer’s task is to remake the world, and sees the potential of the reader to activate the work’s resistant power. Elleke Boehmer has 38 books on Goodreads with 1492 ratings. [A] very clever book indeed. Exquisitely proportioned, desirable, her pale beauty exerts a powerful and dangerous allure. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.
Boehmer continually poses that age old question; Do we take and give in equal measure? . A brilliant handling of an obsessional mother-daughter relationship … .
[A] postcolonial fantasia … an imaginative exploration of the possibilities of connectedness.
Edited with Sarah de Mul. Each one of the essays puts under pressure the standard postcolonial concepts in their more well-known Anglo-American or francophone forms, as well as perceptions of the Low Countries, Belgium and the Netherlands, as lying outside the postcolonial domain. For those of us who’ve been trying for decades to drag the aesthetic into postcolonial studies, Elleke’s Boehmer’s lively, lucid, and wide-ranging book finally pushes it across the line. ‘A gem of a contemporary source’ Sharmilla, and Other Portraits offers a dynamic series of insights into a South Africa in edgy transition. 2a North Parade Avenue, The story ‘Supermarket Love’ was commended for the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Prize. Boehmer discovers in the writings of these figures a poetics of arrival and uncovers the ways in which these travelers from India changed the culture of their new home. The book’s eight chapters explore the ways in which postcolonial writing in English from various 21st-century contexts, including southern and West Africa, and Black and Asian Britain, interacts with our imaginative understanding of the world. Published by Manchester University Press, 2005. The range of texts examined is impressive, and includes not only literary works, but also correspondence, journals and memoirs … [a] carefully researched and beautifully written book […] which sensitively and empathetically explores the multi-layered meanings of ‘arrival’. To the Volcano, her second short story collection, appeared in 2019. A startling amalgam of Zulu war-cry and imperial and urban myth, of borrowed tips on health and hygiene, and object lessons in woodcraft, Robert Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys (1908) is the original blueprint and ‘self-instructor’ of the Boy Scout Movement. Reviews. In this luminous literary history of Indians’ encounter with English metropolitan culture, Elleke Boehmer asks us to dwell in the poetics of arrival itself. . Underlining Frantz Fanon’s perception that ‘a colonized people is not alone’, this richly detailed book sustains a ‘broad and challenging thesis’ and provides new possibilities for ‘reading resistance between the margins’ (Interventions).
Her one enchantment is her forbidden love for the teenage gardener, Phineas. She has published several other books including Stories of Women (2005), the anthology Empire Writing (1998), Indian Arrivals: Networks of British Empire (2015), and Postcolonial Poetics (2018).
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