Confluences 1

Essays on the New Canadian Literature

Edited by Nurjehan Aziz
Categories: Literature: history and criticism, Biography, Literature and Literary studies
Publisher: Mawenzi House
Paperback : 9781927494844, 176 pages, November 2016


These essays begin an examination of some of the most exciting new writing to emerge in Canada in the last four decades, following the postcolonial wave of immigration of the 1960s and ’70s. Employing a variety of approaches and bringing together multiple concerns—ranging from the aesthetics of postmodernism to a re-examination of European colonialism; from the establishment and celebration of memory to a confrontation with racism; from the acceptance of exile to the uncovering of identities, this new body of writing collectively has redefined the idea of Canadian Literature.