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Ed by Western civilizationIn Zones of Instability Imre Szeman examines the complex relationship between literature And Politics By Exploring The Production Of Nationalist Literature In politics by the production of nationalist literature in former British Empire Taking As His Case Studies The Regions
empire Taking as his case studies the regions of British Caribbean Nigeria and Canada Szeman analyzes the work of authors for whom the idea of thenation and literature are inexorably entwined such as Chinua Achebe. W
ole Soyinka CLR James Frantz Fanon and VS Naipaul Szeman focuses on literature created in the two decades after World War II decades in which the future prospects for many colonies went decades in which the future prospects for many colonies went extreme political optimism to extreme political disappointment He finds that the nation can be read as that space in which literature is thought to be able to conjoin two things that history has separated the writer and the peop. ,