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  • Nelson Mandelaby Elleke Boehmer

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 9.99

    As well as being a remarkable statesman, Nelson Mandela has become a universal symbol of justice, a secular saint. Elleke Boehmer examines not only the great anti-apartheid leader's life, but also the ways in which images and representations have been used to create the Mandela we know today - an internationally recognized icon of freedom. - ;As... more...

  • Colonial and Postcolonial Literatureby Elleke Boehmer

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 39.99

    Praised as an indispensable, uniquely inclusive study of the field, Colonial and Postcolonial Literature is the definitive, founding introduction to the exciting growth area of colonial and postcolonial writing in English. It combines a broad-ranging, contextualising narrative situating key developments in imperial and postcolonial history, with theoretically... more...

  • Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920by Elleke Boehmer

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 49.99

    This book explores the political and textual interrelations which linked anti-colonialists, nationalists, and modernists in the years 1890-1920. Focusing on both canonical and less well-known figures, and interconnecting Europe, India, and South Africa, the book considers how resistance to domination and nationalist processes of 'making new'... more...

  • Empire Writingby Elleke Boehmer

    Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99

    This is the first anthology to gather together British imperial writing alongside native and settler literature in English, interweaving short stories, poems, essays, travel writing, and memoirs from the phase of British expansionist imperialism known as high empire. A rich and startling diversity of responses to the colonial experience emerges: adventurers,... more...

  • Stories of womenby Elleke Boehmer

    Manchester University Press 2005; US$ 95.00

    Elleke Boehmer's work on the crucial intersections between independence, nationalism and gender has already proved canonical in the field. 'Stories of women' combines her keynote essays on the mother figure and the postcolonial nation, with incisive new work on male autobiography, 'daughter' writers, the colonial body, the trauma... more...

  • The Indian Postcolonialby Elleke Boehmer; Rosinka Chaudhuri

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 51.95

    An invaluable resource for those working on postcolonial studies, Subaltern studies and Indian literature and culture, this critical reader brings together classic essays and newly commissioned pieces from leading experts in the field. Focussing on postcolonial issues through the lens of regional and cultural geography, the collection is divided into... more...

  • Scouting for Boysby Robert Baden-Powell; Elleke Boehmer

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99

    A trained scout will see little signs and tracks, he puts them together in his mind and quickly reads a meaning from them such as an untrained man would never arrive at.' A startling amalgam of Zulu war-cry and imperial and urban myth, of borrowed tips on health and hygiene, and object lessons in woodcraft, Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for... more...

  • Terror and the Postcolonialby Elleke Boehmer; Stephen Morton

    Wiley 2011; US$ 138.95

    Terror and the Postcolonial is a major new comparative study of terrorism and its representations in postcolonial theory, literature, and culture.  A ground-breaking new study addressing and theorizing the conjunction between postcolonial studies, colonial history, and terrorism through a series of contemporary and historical case studies from... more...

  • Mandelaby Tom Lodge; Elleke Boehmer

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Celebrate the accomplished life of Nelson Mandela in this e-book bundle, which includes both Mandela: A Critical Life and Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction. This set explores not only Nelson Mandela’s political accomplishments, but also his fascinating life and the legacy he left throughout the world. Explore the historical and personal... more...

  • Nelson Mandelaby Elleke Boehmer

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    Nelson Mandela, in his incredible transition from one of the world's longest-detained political prisoners to iconic statesman, became an exemplary figure of integrity and moral fortitude. In this fascinating essay, Elleke Boehmer looks beyond Mandela the symbol to reveal the sophistication of his self-awareness, rhetorical style, political astuteness... more...