Literature: Jade Munslow Ong – Olive Schreiner and African Modernism book launch
- Fri 23 Mar 2018
- 7:00 pm
You are warmly invited to attend the UK launch of Jade Munslow Ong’s book: ‘Olive Schreiner and African Modernism: Allegory, Empire and Postcolonial Writing‘ (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018).
The book works across established categories of modernism and postcolonialism in order to radically revise the periods, places, and topics traditionally associated with anti-colonialism and aesthetic experimentation in African literature. The book is the first account of Olive Schreiner as a theorist and practitioner of modernist form advancing towards an emergent postcolonialism. It draws on and broadens discussions in and around the blossoming field of global modernist studies by interrogating the conventionally accepted genealogy of development that positions Europe and America as the sites of innovation.
‘Olive Schreiner and African Modernism: Allegory, Empire and Postcolonial Writing‘ is described by Professor Neil Lazarus (Warwick) as ‘an exceptionally important and superbly lucid book, which uses Olive Schreiner’s work to anchor its argument that Anglophone South African literature in the fin de siècle is “inaugurated as modernism”.
The event will include a conversation about the book between Dr Jade Munslow Ong (Salford) and Dr Howard J. Booth (Manchester) and Q+A. The event is free and no booking is required. The book will be available at an exclusive discount price.