The Promise of Postcolonial Postsecularism

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Asha Sen


Cumpsty, Rebekah. Postsecular Poetics: Negotiating the Sacred and Secular in Contemporary African Fiction, Routledge, 2023. 161 pp. $127.50

McNamara, Roger. Secularism and the Crisis of Minority Identity in Postcolonial Literature, Lexington Books, 2018. 171 pp. $100.00

Ratti, Manav. The Postsecular Imagination: Postcolonialism, Religion and Literature, Routledge, 2013. 240 pp. $120.00

Sagir Ali, Sk, Goutam Karmakar, and Nasima Islam, editors. Religion in South Asian Anglophone Literature: Traversing Resistance, Margins and Extremism, Routledge, 2022. 187 pp. $127.50


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Asha Sen, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Dr. Asha Sen is a professor of postcolonial literature and theory in the department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She is the author of Postcolonial Yearning: Reshaping Spiritual and Secular Discourses in Contemporary Literature (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013). She has also published in several peer-reviewed journals such as ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature and South Asian Review. She is currently at work on a book on postcolonial women authors and spirituality. Between 2013 and 2016, she was director of the university’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program. She teaches classes in postcolonial literature and theory and postcolonial feminisms.