By Gillian Whitlock

Via contextualized readings, this paintings argues that autobiographic writing permits an intimate entry to approaches of colonization and decolonization, incorporation and resistance, and the formation and reformation of identities which happens in postcolonial house. The ebook explores the interconnections among race, gender, autobiography and colonialism and makes use of a style of examining which seems for connections among very diversified autobiographical writings to pursue buildings of blackness and whiteness, femininity and masculinity, and nationality. in contrast to past reviews of autobiography which specialize in a constrained Euro American canon, the ebook brings jointly modern and 19th-century women's autobiographies and commute writing from Canada, the Caribbean, Kenya, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. With emphasis at the reader of autobiography up to the topic, it argues that colonization and resistance are deeply embedded in brooding about the self.

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