Divergent discourses

Human rights and contemporary Pakistani anglophone literature

Authored by: Shazia Sadaf

The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138745520
eBook ISBN: 9781315180618
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This chapter is an introduction to an interdisciplinary field. It provides a larger overview of contemporary Pakistani anglophone literature’s contribution to global human rights discourse, particularly through its diametric dialogue with Western post-9/11 narratives. The aim is to highlight the reasons for the ambivalent position of this new wave of English writings, and to address the pedagogical challenges in the effective utilisation of this literature in transnational curricula.

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