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How does Gina Wisker approach postcolonial literary critique?

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kathydurden | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:34 AM via web

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How does Gina Wisker approach postcolonial literary critique?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:31 PM (Answer #1)

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Gina Wisker, as illustrated in her co-edited essay collection Post-Colonial and African American Women's Writing, approaches postcolonial literary criticism (critique) through the eyes of white European theorist, not through the eyes of a postcolonial writer. This is in fact one of the criticisms leveled at this essay collection: no thorough explanation for the rational behind the collection is offered by the co-editors, Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo and Gina Wisker. Wisker is criticized for continuing to marginalize postcolonial women writers by presuming to give analytical literary critique of them, which also presumes to "recognize" postcolonial writers by a noncolonial European peer as though postcolonial writers are not sufficient in and of themselves and are in need of noncolonial corroboration.


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