Comprehensive Examination Reading List: Postcolonial and Anglophone Literatures

Postcolonial and Anglophone Literatures (1947 to present)

Period Reading List for Part One Exam

  1. Aboulela, Leila. Minaret. NY: Grove Press, 2005. Print
  2. Ali, Monica. Brick Lane. NY: Scribner, 2004. Print.
  3. Atwood, Margaret.  The Blind Assassin.  NY: Anchor, 2001. Print.
  4. Burnett, Paula (ed.) The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse in English. London: Penguin, 2005. Print.
  5. Coetzee, J. M. Waiting for the Barbarians NY: Penguin, 2010. Print.
  6. Djebar, Assia. A Sister to Scheherazade. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1997. Print.
  7. Emecheta, Buchi. The Second Class Citizen. NY: Braziller, 1983. Print.
  8. Gordimer, Nadine.  The Conservationist.  London: Jonathan Cape, 1974. Print.
  9. Mahfouz, Naguib.  Arabian Nights and Days. NY: Anchor, 1995.  Print.
  10. Mootoo, Shani. Cereus Blooms at Night. NY: Harper Perennial, 1999. Print.
  11. Naipaul V. S. A Bend in the River. NY: Vintage, 2001.  Print.
  12. Ngugi, Wa Thiong’o.  The River Between. NY: Longman, 2008. Print.
  13. Ondaatje, Michael. Running in the Family. NY: Vintage, 1993. Print.
  14. Rushdie, Salman. Midnight’s Children. NY: Random House, 2006. Print.
  15. Soyinka, Wole. Death and the King’s Horsemen. NY: Norton, 2002. Print.

Selected Text for Part Two Exam

The next time the comprehensive examination in this period is offered, the Part Two text will be

Rushdie, Salman. Midnight’s Children. NY: Random House, 2006. Print.