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Comprehensive Examination Reading List: Postcolonial and Anglophone Literatures

Postcolonial and Anglophone Literatures (1947 to present)

Period Reading List for Part One Exam

1. Rushdie, Midnight's Children

2. Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth

3. Said, Orientalism, Culture & Imperialism

4. Spivak "Can the Subaltern Speak?"

5. Bhabha, The Location of Culture

6. Salih, Seasons of Migration to the North

7. Achebe, Things Fall Apart

8. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians or Foe

9. Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea

10. Cesaire, A Tempest

11. Soyinka, Wole. Death and the King’s Horsemen

12. Hall, Familiar Stranger

13. Walcott, Collected Poems

14. Naipaul, The Enigma of Arrival

16. Roy, The God of Small Things

17. Adichie, The Thing Around My Neck

18. Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies

19. Hamid, Exit West

20. Tim Winton, Breath

Selected Text for Part Two Exam

The next time the comprehensive examination in this period is offered, the Part Two text will be

Roy’s The God of Small Things