Review of Resistance and Reconciliation: Writing in the Commonwealth, edited by Bruce Bennett, Susan Cowan, Jacqueline Lo, Satendra Nandan, and Jen Webb.

The triennial conferences of the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS) are always huge affairs. The twelfth ACLALS conference, held in Canberra in July 2001, was no exception, with about 500 participants. Resistance and Reconciliation is almost 400 pages, but remains a very selective twenty-seven papers. It features contributions by postcolonial literary studies stalwarts such as Stephen Siemon, Kirsten Holst-Petersen, Paul Sharrad and J.M. Coetzee, as well as many newer scholars. The collection is dedicated to one of the field's most respected scholars, Anna Rutherford, who passed away in February 2001.

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Published 1 October 2003 in Volume 21 No. 2. Subjects: Commonwealth literature & writers.

Cite as: Khoo, Tseen-Ling. ‘Review of Resistance and Reconciliation: Writing in the Commonwealth, edited by Bruce Bennett, Susan Cowan, Jacqueline Lo, Satendra Nandan, and Jen Webb..’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 21, no. 2, 2003. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.2a9956c6b4.