My Living

By (author) Arun Mukherjee
Categories: Literature: history and criticism, Biography, Literature and Literary studies
Publisher: Mawenzi House
Paperback : 9780920661758, 256 pages, January 1998


This collection of essays charts the author’s intellectual journey as an academic teaching "postcolonial literature" in a Canadian university. Mukherjee challenges and shows the inadequacy of the postcolonial, feminist and postmodern theories that emerge from the metropolitain centres of the West. Using detailed, nuanced and informed readings of a variety of authors from India, Africa, and Canada she demontrates how in their universalizing such theories fail to take account of the specific histories, cultures, and stuggles within the so-called third-world countries as well as the non-European-immigrant and Native communities of North America.


"This book bespeaks a dedicated mind and an important critical voice among postcolonial readers." --Canadian Literature

"This is a book that feminists need to read." --Herizons