A new review of Postcolonial Poetics by Karina Magdalena Szczurek has been published in LitNet. Szczurek praises the book for its “intriguing approach to understanding our relationship to postcolonial literature as readers”. She continues:
Throughout Postcolonial poetics, Boehmer’s careful examination of “reading” practices allows for not only a deeper understanding of the formal, aesthetic dimension of postcolonial writing, but our role as readers in decoding and experiencing a text. It constitutes an invigorating relocation of attention in postcolonial studies.
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A new short story, entitled “Evelina”, has been published in the Australia-based Mascara Literary Review. The story offers a glimpse into Elleke’s upcoming short story collection, South, North, which will be published in 2019.
The Australian edition of The Shouting in the Dark will come out from UWAP in early 2019.
Read “Evelina” here
Elleke Boehmer will launch her latest book of criticism, Postcolonial Poetics: 21st-Century Critical Readings, on 29 October 2018 at St John’s College Auditorium in Oxford.
Terence Cave, Hélène Neveu Kringelbach, J. C. Niala and Marina Warner will offer brief comments, chaired by Lloyd Pratt.
Elleke Boehmer will publish a new collection of short stories, entitled South, North, with Myriad in 2019.
From Myriad’s press release:
South, North by Elleke Boehmer is a collection of short stories that track lives across continents from the perspective of the southern hemisphere. An African student in England longs for her desert home; a shy Argentine travel agent agonises about joining her boyfriend in New York; a soldier is haunted by his past; a writer’s widow fends off the attentions of his predatory biographer. […][Publishing Director Candida] Lacey bought world rights in South, North directly from the author; Myriad will publish in October 2019.
Read the article in Bookbrunch Daily
Elleke Boehmer’s newest book of criticism, Postcolonial Poetics: 21st-Century Critical Readings, is out now as an eBook with Palgrave Macmillan. The hardcover will be published in September 2018.
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Elleke Boehmer is one of the Festival Guests for the “Space, Resistance, Feminism” BIGSAS African & Diasporic Literature Festival, which is happening in Bayreuth 25–27 June 2018. Elleke will be participating on Day 2 and 3 of the Festival.
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The Shouting in the Dark was recently featured on Eusebius McKaiser’s Literature Corner on South African’s 702 radio, where it was reviewed by Andrea van Wyk.
Elleke Boehmer will participate in the Further South roundtable at the University of Adelaide with Prof. Stephen Muecke, Dr Emma McEwin, Dr Meg Samuelson, and Prof. Anthony Uhlmann, chaired by Prof. Nicholas Jose.
Hosted by the Department of English and Creative Writing, the Further South Roundtable is an opportunity to follow up issues raised at last November’s event ‘Cultural Musing: The South’.
Máire Ní Fhlathúin’s review of Indian Arrivals, published in 2016 in The Review of English Studies has just come to our attention. The piece contains high praise for the book:
This book, [Boehmer’s] most imaginatively wrought to date, is evidence of a critic working at the height of her ability, capable of bringing together the large-scale changes of history as well as dwelling on the fascinating details and connections that light up the networks she describes.
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Prof. Kate McLoughlin (Oxford) has written a blog post on a memorable scene in The Shouting in the Dark for the TORCH blog:
The scene that stays with me from The Shouting in the Dark, her most recent novel, is one in which the young female protagonist, Ella, is out for a Sunday walk with her parents and their dog in the pine plantations above Braemar, near Durban.
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Prof. McLoughlin is the convener of the Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series.