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A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures - Continental Europe and its Empires

Edited by Prem Poddar, Rajeev S. Patke, Lars Jensen

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Your complete reference to the postcolonial literatures of Continental European Empires

This is the first reference work to provide an integrated and authoritative body of information about the political, cultural and economic contexts of postcolonial literatures that have their provenance in the major European Empires of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain as well as places like Latin America and the Philippines. The Companion is comprehensive in its geographical scope, extending from South America and the Caribbean to Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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Contents

Preface, Walter Mignolo
INTRODUCTION, Prem Poddar, Rajeev Patke, Lars Jensen
Acknowledgements
General editors & section editors
List of maps
Map 1: World Colonisation 1550
A selective chronology
Map 2: World Colonisation 1914

BELGIUM & ITS COLONIES
Map 3: The Belgian Colonial Empire
Introduction, Pierre-Philippe Fraiture (University of Warwick)
Anthropology & Ethnography, Maarten Couttenier (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Anticolonial Resistance, Carina Yervasi (Swarthmore College)
Belgian Imperial Policy, Martin Shipway (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Belgian Missionaries in the Congo, Pascale Stacey (Liverpool University)
Colonial & Postcolonial Exhibitions, Sabine Cornélis (Royal Museum of Central Africa, Brussels)
Comics & the Belgian Congo, Nancy Hunt (Michigan University)
Evolués, Priscilla Ringrose (Trondheim University)
Historiography: The Belgian Congo, Pascale Stacey & Victoria Reid (Liverpool University)
Kimbangu, Anne Mélice (Liège University)
Leopold II, Lieve Spaas (Kingston University, London)
Missions in the Danish-Norwegian colonies, Louise Sebro (Lund University)
Mobutu, Priscilla Appama (Universit de Franche-Comt, Besanon, France)
Narratives of Empire: Postcolonial Congo, Pierre Halen (Paul Verlaine-Metz University)
The Red Rubber Scandal, Aisling Campbell (Liverpool University)
The Rwanda Genocide of the 1990s, Colette Braeckman (Brussels)
André Ryckmans, Heidi Bojsen (Roskilde University)
Pierre Ryckmans, Thérèse Dé Raedt (Utah University)
The Scramble for the Congo, Colette Braeckman (Brussels)
Tippu Tip, Fiona Barclay (University of Glasgow)
DENMARK AND ITS COLONIES
Map 4: Denmark and Norway: Colonial Possessions c.1800
Introduction, Lars Jensen (Roskilde University)
Abolition of Slavery, Lars Jensen (Roskilde University)
Anthropology, Greenland and Colonialism, Ole Høiris (Aarhus University)
Charter Companies, Lars Jensen (Roskilde University)
Colonial Exhibitions, Cheralyn Mealor (Aar

About the Author

Prem Poddar is Alexander von Humboldt Senior Fellow at Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin. He is the author of Violent Civilities (2002) and has edited Translating Nations (2000) and Empire and After: Englishness in Postcolonial Perspective (2007).

Rajeev S. PATKE studied in Pune and Oxford. He has taught at the National University of Singapore, and is currently Director of the Division of Humanities at Yale-NUS College in Singapore.

Lars Jensen is Lecturer at Cultural Encounters at Roskilde University.

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