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    Locating postcolonialism

    Gilmartin, Mary (2007) Locating postcolonialism. AREA, 39 (1). pp. 120-124. ISSN 0004-0894

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    As geographers both living through, and working on, issues of colonialism in former British colonies, the writings that emanated from anti-colonial movements around the world continue to inspire and move us. From Fanon to Césaire, from Senghor to Cabral to Achebe (see, for example, Fanon 1963 1986; Senghor 1965; Césaire 1972; Achebe 1975; Cabral 1980), these writings are influential partly because they are grounded in experiences of oppression, but also because they contain alternative visions, alternative understandings of how the world could be better. Their successors are to be found today in different guises, yet writers like Marcos in Chiapas, or Arundhati Roy in India, continue to rail against injustice, and to use the power of language to convince us that other worlds are possible.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Postcolonialism; Geography; colonial;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 8822
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    Depositing User: Dr. Mary Gilmartin
    Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 12:11
    Journal or Publication Title: AREA
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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