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The Resource Toward an animist reading of postcolonial trauma literature : reading beyond the single subject, Jay Rajiva

Toward an animist reading of postcolonial trauma literature : reading beyond the single subject, Jay Rajiva

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Toward an animist reading of postcolonial trauma literature : reading beyond the single subject
Title
Toward an animist reading of postcolonial trauma literature
Title remainder
reading beyond the single subject
Statement of responsibility
Jay Rajiva
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book uses the conceptual framework of animism, the belief in the spiritual qualities of nonhuman matter, to analyze representations of trauma in postcolonial fiction from Nigeria and India. Toward an Animist Reading of Postcolonial Trauma Literature initiates a conversation between contemporary trauma literatures of Nigeria and India on animism. As postcolonial nations move farther away from the event of decolonization in real time, the experience of trauma take place within and is generated by an increasingly precarious environment of resource scarcity, over-accelerated industrialization, and ecological crisis. These factors combine to create mixed environments marked by constantly changing interactions between human and nonhuman matter. Examining novels by authors such as Chinua Achebe, Jhumpa Lahiri, Nnedi Okorafor, and Arundhati Roy, the book considers how animist beliefs shape the aesthetic representation of trauma in postcolonial literature, paying special attention to complex metaphor and narrative structure. These literary texts challenge the conventional wisdom that working through trauma involves achieving physical and psychic integrity in a stable environment. Instead, a type of provisional but substantive healing emerges in an animist relationship between human trauma victims and nonhuman matter. In this context, animism becomes a pivotal way to reframe the process of working through trauma. Offering a rich framework for analyzing trauma in postcolonial literature, this book will be of interest to scholars of postcolonial literature, Nigerian literature and South Asian literature
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Biographical or historical data
Jay Rajiva is Assistant Professor of Global Anglophone Literature at Georgia State University, USA.
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UKMGB
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Rajiva, Jay
Dewey number
809.3/9358
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.P555
LC item number
R35 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • Animism in literature
  • Nigerian fiction (English)
  • Indic fiction (English)
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Toward an animist reading of postcolonial trauma literature : reading beyond the single subject, Jay Rajiva
Instantiates
Publication
Note
1. Survival's Strange Shape 2. Witnessing at the Limit 3. Nonsentient Insurgence 4. Genres, Possessed
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1173715849
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 147 pages).
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429023484
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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remote
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(OCoLC)1173715849
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Toward an animist reading of postcolonial trauma literature : reading beyond the single subject, Jay Rajiva
Publication
Note
1. Survival's Strange Shape 2. Witnessing at the Limit 3. Nonsentient Insurgence 4. Genres, Possessed
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1173715849
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 147 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429023484
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9780429657436
  • 9780429023484
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1173715849

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