Postcolonial Literature and the Voice of the Subaltern

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Connecticut Review
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ctreview@easternct.edu

Post-Colonial literature emerges from authors connected to countries that were at some point colonized by Europeans. While some authors reflect positively on the changes that result from colonization, others present more bittersweet memories that remind readers of what happens to people who do not wish to be colonized or assimilate into western culture. Why is the voice of the Subaltern necessary? How do Modern and post-Modern Post-Colonial authors give the subaltern voice in ways that problematize the colonial experience?

CT Review is looking for essays on the works of Amos Tutuola, Ferdinand Oyono, Caryl Phillips, and Michael Ondaatje that address how these authors have portray their people and compare them to colonizers through literature, and whether or not these portrayals can be seen as accurate in respect to current situations regarding countries that continue to oppress/colonize.

Submission Guidelines

Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University. Connecticut Review invites submission of poetry, literary plays, short fiction, translations, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, and academic articles of general interest.

Submission Guidelines:

• Work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words.
• Submit two copies of each piece.
• The first page of each poem, story, essay or other should include the name, address, phone number, and email address in the upper left corner.
• Poets should submit no more than five poems.
• Translated work must be accompanied by appropriate written permissions from author or publisher.
• Typed manuscripts should be on 8.5 x 11 paper in MLA style when appropriate.
• Color photography and color artwork should be submitted as slides or transparencies. The title, date of composition, size of original, medium, and name and address of the artist should be indicated. Black and white photography and art work should be labeled in the same way. Work with vertical orientation is preferred and should be indicated.
• Each submission must be accompanied by a brief autobiographical statement.
• Send SASE for reply only. Manuscripts will be recycled. Mail without a return address on the outside envelope will not be opened.
• The reading period for Connecticut Review is 1 September through 31 May.

Send all submissions labeled by genre to:

Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office
39 Woodland Street
Hartford CT 06105-2337

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postcolonial