A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures - by Prem Poddar, Rajeev Patke, Lars Jensen

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Neighborhood Editors: John Beverley, Charles Forsdick, Pierre-Philippe Fraiture, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Theo Dh'aen, Lars Jensen, Birthe Kundrus, Elizabeth Monasterios, Phillip RothwellThis quantity enhances A ancient better half to Postcolonial Literatures in English (Edinburgh, 2005) and is the 1st connection with combine an authoritative physique of labor at the political, cultural, and financial contexts of postcolonial literatures originating in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Latin the USA, and the Philippines. complete in its geographical scope, the significant other extends from South the US and the Caribbean to Africa, the center East, and Asia. It comprises the literatures and histories of areas within which Europe merges into Asia, as within the situations of Turkey and Russia, and comprises essays at the Jewish Diaspora and our present "clash of civilizations".Written via famous students in postcolonial stories, entries hide significant occasions, principles, events, and figures. themes diversity from Europe's out of the country exploration, cost, and colonization to decolonization and spotlight the relevance of colonial histories to the cultural, social, political, and literary formations of up to date postcolonial societies and international locations. each one access offers a succinct account of an occasion or subject and indicates extra interpreting in literary works and histories.By outlining the ancient contexts of postcolonial literatures, this quantity is key to interpreting advanced debates on race, politics, economics, colonialism and neo-colonialism, and tradition and language.

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The entries are grouped under sections that correspond to each of the European empires. At all points throughout the Companion, connections, parallels and inter-relationships between these empires are identified and discussed; in doing so, we hope to open up new possibilities for correlation and interaction between anglophone and continental European understandings of postcolonial literatures, histories and the politics of contemporary societies and cultures. The additional long essays on Turkey, Sweden, Russia, the Jewish Diaspora and the contemporary ‘Clash of Civilisations’ aim to broaden the scope of our concerns, by crossing and recrossing the borders that stitch together a notion of Europe constantly redefined in relation to its many and changing ‘others’.

Confronted by this scale of diversity, one might well ask: why attempt to encompass such widely different cultural experiences, epochs, languages and histories in a single book? Our answer is that it is both possible and desirable to identify common and contrastive traits between the various colonial processes and formations initiated and partially shaped by the different continental European imperial powers, just as it is possible and necessary to identify common and contrastive traits in the phases of twentieth-century decolonisation and nationhood.

Introduction 9 The Lunda dynasty had, overall, a similar trajectory. It originated from southern Katanga (present Shaba) but from the seventeenth century onwards, after adopting the Luba political structure, it was able to expand territorially and bring other chiefdoms under its domination in an area spreading from northern Angola, north-western Zambia and the southern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It established a large network of client states. Less powerful chiefs were eager to be associated with Lunda overlords for two main reasons.

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