THE ATLANTIC LITERARY REVIEW (New Delhi), Volume 4, Number 4 October-December 2003 – ISSN 0972-3269 Special issue: POSTCOLONIAL FEMINIST WRITING Guest editors: Dr Dora Sales Salvador (Universidad Jaume I de Castellón, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain) and Dr Christopher Rollason (Metz, France) TABLE OF CONTENTS – 1. Dora Sales Salvador and Christopher Rollason – GUEST EDITORS’ INTRODUCTION v-viii 2. INDIA – Gina Wisker (Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, England) – "The Snail beneath the Leaf, the Cow in the Well: Women’s Roles, Diasporan Vision and Paradox in Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day and Fasting, Feasting" 1-19 3. Chantal Soeters (Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) – "Representation of Mother/land in Anita Desai’s Baumgartner’s Bombay" 20-33 4. Basuli Deb (Michigan State University, US) – "The British Raj, Modernization, and India’s Feudal Base: Women, Transgression, and The Communism-Casteism Dyad in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things" 34-48 5. PAKISTAN – Tracy M. Wendt (University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, US)- "Food for Thought: Female Oppression and Resistance as Portrayed by the Metaphor of Food in Sara Suleri’s Meatless Days" 49-60 6. SOUTH AFRICA – Cami Hewett (University of North Texas, US) – "Hybrid Marital Union and Healing Apartheid: Nadine Gordimer’s A Sport of Nature" 61-79 7. ZIMBABWE – Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo (Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, England) – "Sisters and Survival in Zimbabwean Women’s Writing: Tsitsi Dangarembga and Yvonne Vera" 80-95 8. Nieves Pascual Soler (University of Jaén, Spain) – "Hunger as a Prosthetic Skin in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions" 96-110 9. AUSTRALIA – Antonella Riem Natale (University of Udine, Italy) – "Janette Turner Hospital: Partnership and the Goddess’s Charades" 111-131 10. NEW ZEALAND – Celia Wallhead (University of Granada, Spain) – "Patricia Grace’s Maori girls: Doing it their way" 132-160 11. THE CARIBBEAN – Aida Luz Rodríguez Colón (University of Puerto Rico) – "In Search of the Self: Paule Marshall’s Daughters and Zee Edgell’s In Times Like These" 161-172 12. FORUM I – Natalia V. Monakhova (National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kiev, Ukraine) – "National Identity in the Postcolonial Situation: A Comparative Study of the Caribbean and Ukrainian Cases – Jamaica Kincaid and Oksana Zabuzhko" 173-198 13. FORUM II – Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick (Ball State University, Indiana, US) – "Postcolonial Responses to White Australia: Traumatic Representations of Persons of Native and Mixed Blood in Australian Contemporary Literature (especially Women’s Writing)" 199-218 14. WRITER’S CORNER – Dora Sales Salvador and Christopher Rollason: Critical commentary on Manju Kapur: Excerpts from Work-in-Progress (with Bibliography) [two extracts from Manju Kapur’s forthcoming third novel, with commentary by the Guest Editors and a bibliography including primary texts, translations, interviews, reviews and criticism] 219-248 15. Dora Sales Salvador and Christopher Rollason – EDITORIAL CODA 249 EXTRACT FROM THE EDITORS’ INTRODUCTION: With this special issue on Postcolonial Feminist Writing, the Atlantic Literary Review reaches the end of its fourth year. It has been an honour for us to edit this issue, not only because of the importance of the theme and the quality of the contributions, but because this has given us an opportunity to confer a particular shape and form on the ongoing global discussion of postcolonialism, feminism and, indeed, writing. We believe that our role as editors is not to be underestimated: if translation theory today points up the visibility of the translator, also to be affirmed in parallel is the visibility of the editor. In preparing this volume – sending out the call for papers, considering, selecting and editing the various contributions – we have striven at all moments to produce a volume that will operate for all – for the authors and works written on, for the contributors and for the readers – as a dynamic contribution to a continuing debate and a stimulus to further reflection and writing, both literary and critical. While the texts written on in this collection have turned out to fall almost exclusively within the sphere of the novel, we meanwhile welcome the geographical diversity of the themes and authors examined, with the Indian subcontinent, Africa, Australasia and the Caribbean all fully represented. In addition, our contributors have between them exemplified a remarkable range of critical approaches and methodologies, thus serving to demonstrate how neither the postcolonial nor the feminist can or should be reduced to a set of predictable formulas.