Zadie Smith as the postcolonial Sisyphus : a neo-postcolonial examination of On Beauty
Thesis (M.A.)--Georgetown University, 2008.; Includes bibliographical references. Certain contemporary black-British novelists have been heralded by critics and the media as ushering in a new phase of postcolonialism. This thesis takes the work of one of these authors, Zadie Smith, and interrogates the validity of such neo-postcolonial praise. It explores the extra-textual phenomena responsible for bringing about designations of neo-postcoloniality, and demonstrates how On Beauty both is- and is not- emblematic of a new phase in postcolonialism.
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