Books Like A Far Cry from Africa by Derek Walcott | Suggesting Reading

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The anthology Modern African Poetry (1984), edited by Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier, includes poems by sixty-four poets from twenty-four African nations, including three poets from Kenya of the same generation as Walcott.

Orientalism (1979) by Edward Said is a pioneering work in postcolonial studies. Although it mostly centers on the Muslim world (including North Africa), the book is a must for the student wanting to understand the roots of Western imperialism as its ideas were disseminated through intellectual practice.

Ella Shohat and Robert Stam's Unthinking Eurocentrism (1994), a text of multicultural media studies, links the often separated studies of race and identity politics on the one hand, and on the other, third-world nationalism and (post)colonial discourses.

Gayatry Chakravorty Spivak's The Post-Colonial Critic: Interviews, Strategies, and Dialogues (1990) speaks to questions of representation and self-representation, the situations of postcolonial critics, pedagogical responsibility, and political strategies.

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