Post-Colonial Nostalgias Review

          About Author:
Dennis Walder is Emeritus Professor of Literature at the UK’s Open University. His charismatic style help his readers to align up their concepts. His list of famous n known publications involve writings like Dickens and Religion, Athol Fugard (whose work he has also edited), Post-Colonial Literatures in English, and the bestselling reader Literature in the Modern World. He also wrote a series of different journals and papers encompassing topics like memory, identity and narrative in post-colonial contexts, which finally emerges out in the form of Postcolonial Nostalgias: Writing, Memory and Representation (Routledge, 2010).
          About Book:
This book is wholly and solely based upon the critique of the representation of nostalgia (which links people across personal, national and historical boundries). When we analyze the narratives which revolve around those aftermath of empire, we can easily trace out the hidden connections for the sake of common identity and a homeland; within their yearnings, and their struggle which they make in order to recover their lost histories.

First chapter of this book is introductory sort of review of the term nostalgia. Through this term, Walder is offering genuine and informed critique on one of the human persuasive emotion that connects people across national and historical as well as personal boundaries. Because nostalgia offers solace and self-understanding for those displaced by the larger movements, so most often it is also considered as merely escapist. Walder tries to trace out the hidden connections underlying the yearnings of those who entangled in the aftermath of empire for a common identity and homeland and their struggles by analyzing their writings in order to recover their histories. In this chapter, he briefly describes that how admitting the past into the present through nostalgia enables former colonial or diasporic subjects to...