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The current assortment goals at throwing gentle on transculturality and the identities and mask that individuals wear, in writing up to in existence, in an age of worldwide levelling and the fight for a specific position in a postcolonial global. issues coated contain: North African identification in France; cultural citizenship and the Asian diaspora; novels of 'beur' self-identity through Maghrebi immigrants in France; Scottish fiction, Britain and Empire; reminiscence, amnesia, and the re-invention of the previous in South Africa, the Caribbean and somewhere else; borders, necrophilia and background in Southern African fiction; encodings of woman regulate; spectating in black documentary cinema; theatre, functionality, and the Western presence in Africa; mask, background, transtextuality, and different facets of Irish poetry and drama; the covering and unmasking of identification within the African-American novel; violence and 'Titus Andronicus' in black Nova Scotian poetry; notions of the nationwide and of indigeneity in modern Canadian drama; local Canadians, area, and town. Authors and artists taken care of comprise: William Boyd; André verge of collapse; George Elliott Clarke; David Dabydeen; Ralph Ellison; Bessie Head; Seamus Heaney; Tomson road; Isaac Julien; Daniel David Moses; Paul Muldoon; Albert Murray; Jean Rhys; Sir Walter Scott; Robert Louis Stevenson; Richard Wright; and W.B. Yeats. desk of Contents advent PRELUDE Wenche OMMUNDSEN: Have tradition, Will trip: Cultural Citizenship and the Imagined groups of Diaspora; A Fiction I NOVELS AND THEIR BORDERS Priscilla RINGROSE: 'Beur' Narratives of Self-Identity: past barriers and Binaries Alan FREEMAN: Allegories of Ambivalence: Scottish Fiction, Britain and Empire Ute KAUER: the necessity to Storify: Re-inventing the earlier in André Brink's Novels Johan SCHIMANSKI: The Postcolonial Border: Bessie Head's "The Wind and a Boy" David BELL: The Intimate Presence of demise within the Novels of Zakes Mda: Necrophilic Worlds and conventional trust Ulla RAHB

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