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Elleke Boehmer

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  • Empire Writing by Elleke Boehmer
    Empire Writing (English, Paperback)

    Empire Writing is the first anthology to gather together British imperial writing alongside native and settler literature, interweaving short stories, poems, essays, travel writing, and memoirs from the phase of British expansionist imperialism known as high empire. This wide-ranging selection reveals the diversity of responses to colonial experience, and encompasses some of the empire's key...

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  • Scouting for Boys by Robert Baden-Powell
    Scouting for Boys (English, Hardback)

    The original 'self-instructor' of the Boy Scout Movement, Scouting for Boys (1908) is probably the most influential manual for youth ever published. Yet it is an extraordinary hodge-podge of jingoist lore, tracker legend, extracts from adventure fiction, and autobiographical writing which reveals the multiple anxieties of its author and time.

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  • One World Two by Elleke Boehmer
    One World Two (English, Paperback)

    One World Two is even more ambitious than Volume One in its geographic scope, featuring 21 writers drawn from every continent.

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  • India Calling by Cornelia Sorabji
    India Calling (English, Paperback)

    Parsee by background yet "brought up English," an imperial servant mistreated by the imperial bureaucracy, and a pro-woman nonfeminist, Cornelia Sorabji embodied some of the most powerful contradictions of empire of her time.

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  • Scouting for Boys by Robert Baden-Powell
    Scouting for Boys (English, Paperback)

    'Scouting for Boys' (1908) is both a handbook and a philosophy for a way of living that replaces self with service, puts country before individual, and duty above all. It also details how to light fires, stalk men and animals. This edition reveals its maverick complexity, exploring its contradictions about sexuality, the environment and the empire.

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  • Colonial and Postcolonial Literature by Elleke Boehmer
    Colonial and Postcolonial Literature (English, Paperback)

    Offers an introduction to the growth area of colonial and postcolonial writing in English. This book combines a contextualising narrative situating key developments in imperial and postcolonial history, with theoretical readings of key texts that illuminate important concepts and definitions, including 'writing back' and 'mimicry'.

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  • J.M. Coetzee in Context and Theory by Robert Eaglestone
    J.M. Coetzee in Context and Theory (English, Paperback)

    This work draws on a wide range of theoretical ideas and approaches to illuminate Coetzee's texts including: deconstruction and the 'school of singularity', ethics and power, gender studies, queer theory, issues surrounding the body and

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  • Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction by Elleke Boehmer
    Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback)

    As well as being a remarkable statesman, Nelson Mandela has become a universal symbol of justice, a secular saint. Elleke Boehmer examines not only the great anti-apartheid leader's life, but also the ways in which images and representations have been used to create the Mandela we know today - an internationally recognized icon of freedom.

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  • Terror and the Postcolonial by Elleke Boehmer
    Terror and the Postcolonial (English, Paperback)

    Terror and the Postcolonial is a major comparative study of terrorism and its representations in postcolonial theory, literature, and culture.

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  • Planned Violence by Elleke Boehmer
    Planned Violence (English, Hardback)

    This book brings the insights of social geographers and cultural historians into a critical dialogue with literary narratives of urban culture and theories of literary cultural production. In so doing, it explores new ways of conceptualizing the relationship between urban planning, its often violent effects, and literature. Comparing the spatial pasts and presents of the post-imperial and...

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  • The Shouting in the Dark by Elleke Boehmer
    The Shouting in the Dark (Paperback)

    Late at night Ella watches her elderly father on the veranda, raging at the South African night sky. Caught between her mother's longing for her lost Dutch home, and her father's shattering wartime experiences in the Indian Ocean, Ella fights hard to understand where she fits into their lives and how to belong in a divided country. Her one secret joy is her growing love for the African gardener,...

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  • Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's 'Disgrace' and Other Works by Elleke Boehmer
    Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's 'Disgrace' and Other Works (English, Paperback)

    The novels of the South African writer J. M. Coetzee won him global recognition and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His work offers substantial pedagogical richness and challenges. Coetzee treats such themes as race, aging, gender, animal rights, power, violence, colonial history and accountability, the silent or silenced other, sympathy, and forgiveness in an allusive and detached prose...

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  • The Shouting In The Dark by Elleke Boehmer
    The Shouting In The Dark (English, Paperback)

    Ella is locked in a battle for creative survival with her domineering father, and apartheid South Africa, the troubled country in which he passionately believes.

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  • To the Volcano, and other stories by Elleke Boehmer
    To the Volcano, and other stories (English, Paperback)

    New collection of short stories from acclaimed Oxford-based South African author that tracks lives across continents from the perspective of the southern hemisphere--its light, its seas, its sensibilities.

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  • The Indian Postcolonial by Elleke Boehmer
    The Indian Postcolonial (English, Paperback)

    Focusing on the presentation of postcolonial theory within an Indian context, this title includes sections on visual cultures, translating cultural traditions, the ethical text, and global/cosmopolitan worlds. Each section collects work from contemporary critics on these issues, and is prefaced with a short introduction.

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