[ilds] hyphens and posts...

Vittorio Celentano vcel at ix.netcom.com
Mon Jul 9 15:02:48 PDT 2007


Postcolonial seems to be more often used in literature than "post-colonial.
Please, refer to:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcolonial_literature


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pamela Francis" <albigensian at hotmail.com>
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Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 3:56 PM
Subject: [ilds] hyphens and posts...

> Bill had recently asked about the hyphen which is sometimes and sometimes
> not employed in the term postcolonial.  There are pages and pages written
> about this, but in short, the word WITH the hyphen, that is,
> generally refers to the actual literature coming from formerly colonized
> nations.  For instance, Arundhati Roy, Chinua Achebe, Ngugi, etc., are
> considered post-colonial writers.  However, without the hyphen it refers
> the MUCH larger area of discussion surrounding issues of Empire,
> decolonization, race, neocolonization, gender, etc. and so forth, all of
> which, according to most contributors on this list serve, seem not to have
> any relation to literature worth discussing...
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