States of Emergency
Colonialism, Literature and Law
Dr Stephen Morton is Senior Lecturer in English, University of Southampton.
A Notes on Translations Acknowledgements Introduction PART I 1. Sovereignty, Sacrifice and States of Emergency in Colonial Ireland 2. Terrorism, Literature and Sedition in Colonial India PART II 3. States of Emergency, the Apartheid Legal Order, and the Tradition of the Oppressed in South African Fiction 4. Torture, Indefinite Detention, and the Colonial State of Emergency in Kenya 5. Narratives of Torture and Trauma in Algeria’s Colonial State of Exception PART II 6.The Palestinian Tradition of the Oppressed and the Colonial Genealogy of Israel’s State of Exception Conclusion Bibliography Index
Morton briefly reminds the reader of States of Emergency that it is even now, perhaps all the more, and more than a century after the “dynamite novels” that pulped the London literary and political scenery, necessary “to imagine a form of justice beyond the liberal fictions of human rights, democracy and the normal of law.”
Barbara Harlow Research in African Literatures
An impressive book on a fascinating and important subject.
University of Bristol
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: October 13, 2014
Series: Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines 11