By Prem Poddar, Rajeev Patke, Lars Jensen

Neighborhood Editors: John Beverley, Charles Forsdick, Pierre-Philippe Fraiture, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Theo Dh'aen, Lars Jensen, Birthe Kundrus, Elizabeth Monasterios, Phillip RothwellThis quantity enhances A historic better half to Postcolonial Literatures in English (Edinburgh, 2005) and is the 1st connection with combine an authoritative physique of labor at the political, cultural, and monetary contexts of postcolonial literatures originating in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Latin the US, and the Philippines. complete in its geographical scope, the spouse extends from South the US and the Caribbean to Africa, the center East, and Asia. It incorporates the literatures and histories of areas during which Europe merges into Asia, as within the circumstances of Turkey and Russia, and contains essays at the Jewish Diaspora and our present "clash of civilizations".Written by way of well-known students in postcolonial reviews, entries hide significant occasions, principles, events, and figures. subject matters variety from Europe's abroad exploration, cost, and colonization to decolonization and spotlight the relevance of colonial histories to the cultural, social, political, and literary formations of latest postcolonial societies and international locations. each one access offers a succinct account of an occasion or subject and indicates extra interpreting in literary works and histories.By outlining the ancient contexts of postcolonial literatures, this quantity is vital to deciphering advanced debates on race, politics, economics, colonialism and neo-colonialism, and tradition and language.

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The Spanish massacre of millions of Native Americans in the Caribbean and Latin America recorded in its early stages by las Casas, the much later German genocide of the Herero people in south-west Africa, the Italian use of indiscriminate mass killings in their colonial wars in the early part of the twentieth century, the Dutch policy of violent transmagrasi in Indonesia, and the Belgian atrocities in the Congo have not figured prominently in the national histories of the respective countries, nor are they seen as central – at times they are hardly considered relevant to the concerns of national historiography – nor for that matter are they given adequate recognition as constitutive elements in the Introduction: Postcolonial Europe 3 articulations of national identity.

The Companion assembles the Belgian, Danish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish (as well as Latin American and Filipino) narratives of colonial institutions and practices, persons, events and legacies, not merely within the covers of a single book, but also as a constellation of related interactions between peoples and practices. The significance of this collation and contextualisation is deepened when individual sections are read contrastively rather than in isolation. We hope that the Companion thus answers to the felt need for grounding postcolonial studies in historical awareness, and for grounding historical awareness of modern colonialism and its continued impact on contemporary realities in a comparative context that is mindful of the literary dimension.

Poddar, Prem and David Johnson (2005) (eds), A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Belgium and its Colonies Map 3 Tientsin (concession zone) Ruanda-Urundi (1916-1962) Belgian Congo (1908-1960) Belgium The Belgian Colonial Empire Belgium and its Colonies: Introduction Belgium and parts of Central Africa – the present Democratic Republic of the Congo (RDC), Rwanda and Burundi – have shared a short but significant common history. The Congo Free State (CFS) – the Belgian Congo from 1908 to 1960 – was officially attributed to Leopold II, King of the Belgians (1865–1909), as a result of the notorious Berlin Conference (1884–5).

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