Postcolonial Comics

Postcolonial Comics

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This collection examines new comic-book cultures, graphic writing, and bande dessinAce texts as they relate to postcolonialism in contemporary Anglophone and Francophone settings. The individual chapters are framed within a larger enquiry that considers definitive aspects of the postcolonial condition in twenty-first-century (con)texts. The authors demonstrate that the fields of comic-book production and circulation in various regional histories introduce new postcolonial vocabularies, reconstitute conventional qimage-functionsq in established social texts and political systems, and present competing narratives of resistance and rights. In this sense, postcolonial comic cultures are of particular significance in the context of a newly global and politically recomposed landscape. This volume introduces a timely intervention within current comic-book-area studies that remain firmly situated within the qU.S.-European and Japanese manga paradigmsq and their reading publics. It will be of great interest to a wide variety of disciplines including postcolonial studies, comics-area studies, cultural studies, and gender studies.This essay will answer the following questions based on PahAca#39;s comic books: how does PahAc wed his own narrative, his coming-of-age as a writer and artist, with that of postcolonial Africa? In what way does he recount the story of immigrationanbsp;...

Title:Postcolonial Comics
Author: Binita Mehta, Pia Mukherji
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-04-24

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