[ilds] hyphens and posts...

william godshalk godshawl at email.uc.edu
Mon Jul 9 18:51:09 PDT 2007

Thank you very much. My birthday party tonight. Sons and daughters 
gathering round. More later.
Bill (drunk, again)

At 03:56 PM 7/9/2007, you wrote:
>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, post-colonial,
>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 to
>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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