Imagining Justice: The Politics of Postcolonial Forgiveness and Reconciliation, McGill-Queen's University Press.
Forgiveness and reconciliation have emerged as powerful scripts for interracial negotiations in states struggling with the legacies of colonialism. While such discourses can obscure or even perpetuate existing power relations, they can also encourage remembrance, reformulate notions of justice, and, with some social imagination, bring about transformation.
"McGonegal provides lucid discussion of theoretical models and fictional works, weaving disparate discourses into coherent arguments with ease. I can find little to quibble with in this fine study... Imagining Justice is groundbreaking."
Literature for Our Times: Postcolonial Studies in the Twenty-First Century, Rodopi Press.
Literature for Our Times offers the widest range of essays on present and future directions in postcolonial studies ever gathered together in one volume. Demonstrating the capacity of different approaches and methodologies to ‘live together’ in a spirit of ‘convivial democracy’, these essays range widely across regions, genres, and themes to suggest the many different directions in which the field is moving. Beginning with an engagement with global concerns such as world literatures and cosmopolitanism, translation, diaspora and migrancy, established and emerging critics demonstrate the ways in which postcolonial analysis continues to ofer valuable ways of analysing the pressing issues of a globalizing world.
"Literature for Our Times is a great reference for current scholarship in the field...There is almost certainly something to satisfy anyone with an interest in postcolonial studies."