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History, Trauma, and Healing in Postcolonial Narratives

Reconstructing Identities

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Part of the The Future of Minority Studies book series (FMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ogaga Ifowodo
    Pages 27-66
  3. Ogaga Ifowodo
    Pages 67-96
  4. Ogaga Ifowodo
    Pages 97-130
  5. Ogaga Ifowodo
    Pages 131-146
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 147-200

About this book


What would it mean to read postcolonial writings under the prism of trauma? Ogaga Ifowodo tackles these questions through a psycho-social examination of the lingering impact of imperialist domination, resulting in a refreshing complement to the cultural-materialist studies that dominate the field.


Africa colonial history identity literary theory memory Narrative Nation realism

About the authors

Ogaga Ifowodo is an assistant professor of English at Texas State University

Bibliographic information


"Ogaga Ifowodo's book is boldly ambitious in coverage and outstanding in theoretical and scholarly density. There is no question about it: this is a major contribution to African diaspora postcolonial literary and cultural studies." - Tejumola Olaniyan, Louise Durham Mead Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA