Hunger and Postcolonial Writing
Hunger and Postcolonial Writing explores contemporary postcolonial fiction and life-writing from various geo-political contexts.
The focus of this work is hunger; individuated in the self-imposed starvation of the hunger protester, and on a mass scale in the form of famine and food insecurity. It considers the hungry colonial and postcolonial body, examines its textual forms and historical trajectories, and situates it within the food security context of imperialism and its legacies. This book is the first monograph-length study of hunger within a postcolonial/world literary context. Its transcolonial focus produces comparative readings across postcolonial writings, facilitating productive analyses of the operations
This book will be of interest to Gastrocritical and Postcolonial scholars and students, and to Food scholars more broadly.
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