Monday 21 July 2014

ENGL31011: Postcolonial Literature and Theory

ENGL31011: Postcolonial Literature and Theory

Dr Robert Spencer (




The following is a list of the books that you will be asked to purchase for this course, and may wish to begin reading over the summer.  Additional course readings will be provided closer to the start date of the course


Before the course begins you should have read Edward W. Said’s Culture and Imperialism (London: Vintage, 1993). This text will be referred to repeatedly throughout the course and will be discussed in detail in the first seminar. 


Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions (London: Ayebia, 1988)


Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, ed. Paul B. Armstrong (New York: Norton Critical Editions, 1991)


Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North, trans. Denys Johnson-Davies (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2003)


Ayi Kwei Armah, The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (London: Heinemann, 1988)


Salman Rushdie, Shame (London: Vintage, 1995)


J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace (London: Vintage, 1999)


Joe Sacco, Palestine (London: Jonathan Cape, 2001)


Nadine Gordimer, The Conservationist (London: Bloomsbury, 2005)





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