Partition: Oral Histories

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(Source: Wikimedia Commons) He got down to work, to the task of settling the fate Of millions. The maps at his disposal were out of date And the Census Returns almost certainly incorrect, But there was no time to check them, no time to inspect Contested areas. The weather was frightfully hot, And a bout […]

Postcolonial London: Rewriting the Metropolis

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McLeod, John. Postcolonial London: Rewriting the Metropolis. New York: Routledge, 2004. 194 pages. $45.95 paperback, $120.00 hardback Molly Slavin Graduate Student Emory University mslavin@emory.edu Postcolonial studies has always borne a close relationship to urban studies. Frantz Fanon’s 1961 analysis of the geography of the colonial city in The Wretched of the Earth marks a watershed […]

What is a Classic? Postcolonial Rewrite and Invention of the Canon

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Mukherjee, Ankhi. What is a Classic? Postcolonial Rewrite and Invention of the Canon. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 296 pages. $65 cloth and $65 e-book. Caroline Schwenz Graduate Student Emory University cschwen@emory.edu The question of the canon and the classic has plagued postcolonial studies for as long as scholars like Gauri Viswanathan have interrogated the […]