Post-postcolonial experiments with perspectives

Authored by: Hanji Lee

The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing

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

Print ISBN: 9781138745520
eBook ISBN: 9781315180618
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315180618-27

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Abstract

This chapter examines the ways in which novels by Mohsin Hamid and Bilal Tanweer experiment with narrative perspectives. The authors’ experiments with perspectives have to do with their delicate position as Pakistani anglophone novelists who write local stories for a global readership. The radical instability of the narrative voices in their fiction dramatises the authors’ own Pakistani subjectivity caught in a tension between nationalism and cosmopolitanism. This chapter seeks to understand the experimentalism of contemporary Pakistani anglophone writers in the interconnected context of the local and the global.

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