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Autobiography as a Writing Strategy in Postcolonial Literature

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Posted 10 April 2023 - 11:52 PM

Free Download Autobiography as a Writing Strategy in Postcolonial Literature By Benaouda Lebdai
2015 | 185 Pages | ISBN: 1443871575 | PDF | 3 MB
Autobiography, a fully-recognised genre within mainstream literature today, has evolved massively in the last few decades, particularly through colonial and postcolonial texts. By using autobiography as a means of expression, many postcolonial writers were able to describe their experiences in the face of the denial of personal expression for centuries. This book is centred around the recounting and analysis of such a phenomenon. Literary purists often reject autobiography as a fully-fledged literary genre, perceiving it rather as a mere life report or a descriptive diary. The colonial and postcolonial autobiographical texts analysed in this book refute such perceptions, and demonstrate a subtle combination of literary qualities and the recounting of real-life experiences. Through its deployment of multiple uses of the 'I' and the 'me', autobiography has assumed its rightful place as a literary genre. As this book demonstrates, colonial and postcolonial texts in particular have established their 'literarity'. The need for postcolonial authors to express themselves as subjects and not as objects is the essence of this book, which confirms that self-affirmation through autobiographical writing is an art-form.

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