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Boehmer, Elleke 1961-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 325 publications in 4 languages and 12,084 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, edc, Contributor, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9080, 809.93358
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elleke Boehmer
Colonial and postcolonial literature : migrant metaphors by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

41 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wole Soyinka, Peter Carey, Margaret Atwood, V.S. Naipaul, J.M. Coetzee - postcolonial writers from around the world now enjoy wide popularity. In this book, Elleke Boehmer looks challengingly at the history of such writing, how it developed and how it departs from writing in the Empire in the Victorian period. Throughout this literature key themes and images - journeying, loss, the search for community, the arrival of the stranger - are expanded and redefined. Boehmer discusses these with reference to a broad range of texts, from Trollope, Kipling, Orwell, D.H. Lawrence, and Katherine Mansfield, to authors as recent as Ben Okri and Michael Ondaatje, and the Aboriginal Australians Sally Morgan and Mudrooroo
Empire writing : an anthology of colonial literature, 1870-1918 by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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: voices of imperial adventurers, administrators, memsahibs, propagandists, and poets intermingle with West Indian and South African nationalists, Indian mystics, Creole balladeers, women activists, and native interpreters." "Drawn from India, Africa, the West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, and Britain, this wide-ranging selection embraces some of empire's key symbols and emblematic moments as well as challenging accepted categories and definitions."--Jacket
Empire, the national, and the postcolonial, 1890-1920 : resistance in interaction by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores some of the political cooperations and textual connections which linked anti-colonial, nationalist, and modernist groups and individuals in the empire in the years 1890-1920. By developing the key motifs of lateral interaction and colonial interdiscursivity. Boehmer builds a picture of the imperial world as an intricate network of surprising contacts and margin-to-margin interrelationships, and of modernism as a far more constellated cultural phenomenon than previously understood. Individual case studies consider Irish support for the Boers in 1899-1902, the path-breaking radical partnership of the Englishwoman Sister Nivedita and the Bengali extremist Aurobindo Ghose, Sol Plaatje's conflicted South African nationalism, and the cross-border, cosmopolitan involvements of W.B. Yeats, Rabindranath Tagore, and Leonard Woolf. Underlining Frantz Fanon's perception that 'a colonized people is not alone', Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920 questions prevailing postcolonial paradigms of the self-defining nation and post-1950s syncretism and mimiery, and dismantles still-dominant binary definitions of the colonial relationship."--Jacket
Scouting for boys : a handbook for instruction in good citizenship by Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell Baden-Powell of Gilwell( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trained scout will see little signs and tracks, he puts them together in his mind and quickly reads a meaning from them. Tips on health and hygiene, and object lessons in woodcraft
Stories of women : gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why is the nation in a postcolonial world so often seen as a motherland? This pathbreaking study, Stories of women: Gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation, explores the perennially fascinating relationship between gender icons and foundational fictions of the nation in different postcolonial spaces." "The book will draw interest from readers and researchers of postcolonial, international and women's writing; of nation theory, colonial history and historiography; and of Indian, African, migrant and diasporic literatures."--Jacket
The Indian postcolonial : a critical reader by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"India has often been at the centre of debates on and definitions of the postcolonial condition. Offering a challenging new direction for the field, this Critical Reader confronts how theory in the Indian context is responding in vital terms to our understanding of that condition today. The Indian Postcolonial: A Critical Reader is made up of four sections looking in turn at: visual cultures; translating cultural traditions; the ethical text; global/cosmopolitan worlds. Each section is prefaced with a short introduction by the editors that locate these interdisciplinary articles within the contemporary national and international context. Showcasing the diversity and vitality of current debate, this volume collects the work of both established figures and a new generation of cultural critics. Challenging and unsettling many basic premises of postcolonial studies, this volume is the ideal Reader for students and scholars of the Indian Postcolonial."--Publisher's description
Terror and the postcolonial : a concise companion by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Terror and the Postcolonial' is a major new comparative study of terrorism and its representations in postcolonial theory, literature, and culture
J.M. Coetzee in context and theory by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nobel Laureate and the first author to win the Booker Prize twice, J.M. Coetzee is perhaps the world's leading living novelist writing in English. Including an international roster of world leading critics and novelists, and drawing on new research, this innovative book analyses the whole range of Coetzee's work, from his most recent novels through his memoirs and critical writing. It offers a range of perspectives on his relationship with the historical, political, cultural and social context of South Africa. It also contextualises Coetzee's work in relation to his literary influences, colonial and post-colonial history, the Holocaust and colonial genocides, the 'politics' and meaning of the Nobel prize in South Africa and Coetzee's very public move from South Africa to Australia. Including a major unpublished essay by leading South African novelist Andre Brink, this book offers the most up-to-date study of Coetzee's work currently available."--Jacket
Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shouting in the dark by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ella is locked in a battle for creative survival with her domineering father, and apartheid South Africa, the troubled country in which he passionately believes. Whilst seeking political refuge in Europe Ella makes an unexpected discovery that forces her to confront both her father's war ghosts and the shape of her own future. In the country of his birth, her father, Ella finds, never officially recognized her existence. Boehmer has written a raw, intense and involving story." (publisher)
Altered state? : writing and South Africa( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nile baby by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian arrivals, 1870-1915 : networks of British empire by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title explores the rich and complicated landscape of intercultural contact between Indians and Britons on British soil at the height of empire, as reflected in a range of literary writing, including poetry and travel writing. The book's four decade-based case studies, leading from 1870 and the opening of the Suez Canal to the first years of the Great War, investigate from several different textual and cultural angles the central place of India in the British metropolitan imagination at this relatively early stage for Indian migration and intercultural exchange
Nelson Mandela : a brief insight by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration of freedom and the man who fought so valiantly for it: NELSON MANDELA 20 years ago, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela?brutally imprisoned in South Africa for his struggle against apartheid?was finally released. This beautiful illustrated volume commemorates that event and Mandela?s inspiring life and work. Created by renowned author David Elliot Cohen?who has worked with many of the top photojournalists who chronicled the?apartheid battles??Nelson Mandela contains many images that have rarely, if ever, been seen, as well as the more iconic photos that have lingered in people?s minds. Like Obama: The Historic Front Pages, this will be rich in illustrations and elegantly designed, and will contain brief essays and key Mandela speeches rather than a running text
Screens against the sky by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Swedish and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The postcolonial Low Countries : literature, colonialism, and multiculturalism by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Postcolonial Low Countries is the first book to bring together critical and comparative approaches to the emergent field of neerlandophone postcolonial studies. Each one of the contributions puts under pressure the definitive concepts of postcolonial studies in its more conventional anglophone or francophone formation, as well as perceptions of the Low Countries, Belgium and the Netherlands, as lying outside or to the side of the postcolonial domain
Bloodlines by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An immaculate figure by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharmilla and other portraits by Elleke Boehmer( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Colonial and postcolonial literature : migrant metaphors
Alternative Names
Elleke Boehmer British literary critic

Languages
English (238)

Chinese (3)

Dutch (1)

Swedish (1)

Covers
Empire writing : an anthology of colonial literature, 1870-1918Empire, the national, and the postcolonial, 1890-1920 : resistance in interactionScouting for boys : a handbook for instruction in good citizenshipStories of women : gender and narrative in the postcolonial nationThe Indian postcolonial : a critical readerTerror and the postcolonial : a concise companionJ.M. Coetzee in context and theoryNile baby