The Splintered Glass: Facets of Trauma in the Post-Colony and Beyond

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These essays discuss trauma studies as refracted through literature, focusing on the many ways in which the terms `cultural trauma' and `personal trauma' intertwine in postcolonial fiction. In a catastrophic age such as the present, trauma itself may serve to provide linkage through cross-cultural understanding and new forms of community. Western colonization needs to be theorized in terms of the infliction of collective trauma, and the postcolonial process is itself a post-traumatic cultural formation and condition. ...

The Splintered Glass: Facets of Trauma in the Post-Colony and Beyond 2011, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042033887

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