Postcolonial Horror

  • Tabish Khair


In “Postcolonial Horror,” Tabish Khair looks at the writing of horror in postcolonial fiction, arguing that the cultural premises and biological myths of horror are perforce controverted in the process by the best postcolonial authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tabish Khair
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  1. 1.Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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