Writing Sri Lanka: Literature, Resitance and the Politics of Place

Focusing on ways in which cultural nationalism has influenced both the production and critical reception of texts, Salgado presents a detailed analysis of eight leading Sri Lankan writers Michael Ondaatje, Romesh Gunasekera, Shyam Selvadurai, A Sivanandan, Jean Arasanayagam, Carl Muller, James Goonewardene and Punyakante Wijenaike to rigorously challenge the theoreticFocusing on ways in which cultural nationalism has influenced both the production and critical reception of texts, Salgado presents a detailed analysis of eight leading Sri Lankan writers Michael Ondaatje, Romesh Gunasekera, Shyam Selvadurai, A Sivanandan, Jean Arasanayagam, Carl Muller, James Goonewardene and Punyakante Wijenaike to rigorously challenge the theoretical, cultural and political assumptions that pit insider against outsider , resident against migrant and the authentic against the alien By interrogating the discourses of territoriality and boundary marking that have come into prominence since the start of the civil war, Salgado works to define a nuanced and sensitive critical framework that actively reclaims marginalized voices and draws upon recent studies in migration and the diaspora to reconfigure the Sri Lankan critical terrain.
Writing Sri Lanka Literature Resitance and the Politics of Place Focusing on ways in which cultural nationalism has influenced both the production and critical reception of texts Salgado presents a detailed analysis of eight leading Sri Lankan writers Michael Onda

  • Title: Writing Sri Lanka: Literature, Resitance and the Politics of Place
  • Author: Minoli Salgado
  • ISBN: 9780415364188
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. I have read this book more times than I can count. It is a truly useful guide to understanding the best of English writing from Sri Lanka. It gives you a background into the key migrant and resident writers and the problems of belonging and spatial registers. It is really helpful in exploring what's going on in terms of identity and narration of identity.

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