Postcolonial Poetics will be featured as the Book at Lunchtime at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) on 30 January 2019.
Elleke will be joined an expert panel to discuss the book and its themes, the panel will include:
Professor Jane Hiddleston (Exeter College, Oxford)
Professor Ben Morgan (Worcester College, Oxford)
Professor Richard Drayton (King’s College London)
Dr Malachi McIntosh (Runnymede Trust)
Professor Robert Young (NYU)
The event is free and available to all, but booking is essential. Lunch will be provided from 12.30pm, and the discussion begins at 1pm.
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We are very excited to announce that the Australian edition of The Shouting in the Dark will be published by UWA Publishing in February 2019 as The Shouting in the Dark & other southern writing.
Besides the beautiful new cover, readers can expect some exciting additions in this edition of the novel:
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The Shouting in the Dark is Ella’s story of surviving childhood and mapping new belonging. This Australian edition includes a new preface by the author, an interview that sets the book in relation to other stories of migration in the south, and selected writing by Elleke Boehmer about living in, navigating, and gravitating back to the southern hemisphere.
Elleke will be at the Perth Writers’ Festival on 24 February 2019, promoting the Australian edition of The Shouting in the Dark, and other southern writing. She will talk to Jane Cornes Maclean about the legacies of colonialism and how an individual can find their place in the world. All welcome.
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.