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SELF-REFASHIONING A PLURAL SOCIETY: DIALOGISM AND SYNCRETISM IN MALAYSIAN POST-COLONIAL LITERATURE

@inproceedings{Quayum2007SELFREFASHIONINGAP,
  title={SELF-REFASHIONING A PLURAL SOCIETY: DIALOGISM AND SYNCRETISM IN MALAYSIAN POST-COLONIAL LITERATURE},
  author={Mohammad A. Quayum},
  year={2007}
}
In “The American Scholar,” one of the earliest of post-colonial works by the American sage Ralph Waldo Emerson, who is also widely credited as the founder of modern, post-independence American literature, the writer pleaded for creative thinking and creative negotiations. He urged the American scholar to be both original and inclusivist in the formation of American culture; he must know the past and consider history as “indispensable to a wise man” (566), and yet he must not allow his soul to… 

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