Minoli Salgado (Lecturer in English)
Writing Sri Lanka: Literature, resistance and the politics of place
Taylor & Francis, £60 (hardback)
The publisher says: "Focusing on ways in which cultural nationalism has influenced both the production and critical reception of texts, Salgado presents a detailed analysis of eight leading Sri Lankan writers - Michael Ondaatje, Romesh Gunasekera, Shyam Selvadurai, A. Sivanandan, Jean Arasanayagam, Carl Muller, James Goonewardene and Punyakante Wijenaike - to rigorously challenge the theoretical, cultural and political assumptions that pit 'insider' against 'outsider', 'resident' against 'migrant' and the 'authentic' against the 'alien'."
William Spurlin (Reader in English)
Imperialism within the Margins: Queer representation and the politics of culture in southern Africa
Palgrave Macmillan, £39.99 (hardback)
The publisher says: "Through focusing on the sexual politics that have emerged out of post-apartheid South Africa, Spurlin investigates textual and cultural representations of same-sex desire outside of the Euroamerican axes of queer culture and politics, and considers the ways in which queer cultural productions in southern Africa do not merely intersect with western queer identity politics and cultural representations but also resist them."