Publisher description for The empire writes back : theory and practice in post-colonial literatures / Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin.

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The authors, three leading figures in post-colonial studies, open up debates about the interrelationships of post-colonial literatures, investigate the powerful forces acting on language in the post-colonial text, and show how these texts constitute a radical critique of Eurocentric notions of literature and language.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Commonwealth literature (English) -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Postcolonialism -- English-speaking countries.
Postcolonialism -- Commonwealth countries.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Colonies in literature.