Other Routes
1500 Years of African and Asian Travel Writing

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... brings new insights into the colonial relationship while challenging the unspoken temptation that this was a distinctly European period." -Simon Gikandi Other Routes collects important primary work by travel writers from Asia and Africa in English translation. An introduction by Tabish Khair discusses travel literature as a genre, the perception of travel and writing about travel as a European privilege, and the emergence of new writings that show that travel has been a human occupation that crosses time and culture. This original and significant book will interest armchair travelers and others in views of people and places away from the European traveler's gaze. Selections include "The Travels of a Japanese Monk" (c. 838), "Al-Abdari, the Disgruntled Traveller" (c. 1290), "A Korean Official's Account of China" (1488), "The Poetry of Basho's Road" (1689), "Malabari: A Love-Hate Affair with the British" (1890).

Height800 mm
Length500 mm
Width90 mm
Weight105 g
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages434
Package Quantity1
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2005-09-01
PublisherIndiana University Press
StudioIndiana University Press
Sales Rank371823

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