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100 1  Darroch, Fiona 
245 10 Cross/Cultures - Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures
       in English :|bMemory and Myth - Postcolonial Religion in 
       Contemporary Guyanese Fiction and Poetry 
264  1 Amsterdam :|bBRILL,|c2009 
264  4 |c©2009 
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490 1  Cross/Cultures Ser. ;|vv.103 
505 0  Intro -- Memory and Myth: Postcolonial Religionin 
       Contemporary Guyanese Fiction and Poetry -- Table of 
       Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 Shifting
       the Boundaries: A Postcolonial Interrogation of the 
       Category 'Religion' -- 2 Developing a Hermeneutic for the 
       Combined Study of Religion and Postcolonial Literature -- 
       3 Religion and Remembrance: Wilson Harris's Jonestown as 
       an Act of Anamnesis -- 4 Caught in Anancy's Web: The 
       Poetry of John Agard, Grace Nichols, and Others -- 5 
       Sacred Migrations in Indo-Guyanese Fiction and Poetry: The
       Work of David Dabydeen -- Conclusion -- Works Cited -- 
520    This book investigates the problematical historical 
       location of the term 'religion' and examines how this 
       location has affected the analytical reading of 
       postcolonial fiction and poetry. The adoption of the term 
       'religion' outside of a Western Enlightenment and 
       Christian context should therefore be treated with 
       caution. Within postcolonial literary criticism, there has
       been either a silencing of the category as a result of 
       this caution or an uncritical and essentializing adoption 
       of the term 'religion'. It is argued in the present study 
       that a vital aspect of how writers articulate their 
       histories of colonial contact, migration, slavery, and the
       re-forging of identities in the wake of these histories is
       illuminated by the classificatory term 'religion'. Aspects
       of postcolonial theory and Religious Studies theory are 
       combined to provide fresh insights into the literature, 
       thereby expanding the field of postcolonial literary 
       criticism. The way in which writers 'remember' history 
       through writing is central to the way in which 'religion' 
       is theorized and articulated; the act of remembrance can 
       be persuasively interpreted in terms of 'religion'. The 
       title 'Memory and Myth' therefore refers to both the 
       syncretic mythology of Guyana, and the key themes in a new
       critical understanding of 'religion'. Particular attention
       is devoted to Wilson Harris's novel Jonestown , alongside 
       theoretical and historical material on the actual 
       Jonestown tragedy; to the mesmerizing effect of the Anancy
       tales on contemporary writers, particularly the poet John 
       Agard; and to the work of the Indo-Guyanese writer David 
       Dabydeen and his elusive character Manu 
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650  0 Guyanese literature -- History and criticism.;Religion in 
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       Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English : 
       Memory and Myth - Postcolonial Religion in Contemporary 
       Guyanese Fiction and Poetry|dAmsterdam : BRILL,c2009
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