Nahem Yousaf




Nahem Yousaf teaches at Nottingham Trent University in England and serves as the chair of the school’s research committee. Yousaf has published books on George Eliot, George Orwell, Chinua Achebe, Alex La Guma, Pat Barker and Hanif Kureishi. He has also written apartheid narratives and many articles in journals including the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Journal of American Studies, Wasafiri literary magazine and Modern Languages Forum.


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The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South

This companion maps the dynamic literary landscape of the American South. Pre- and post-Civil War literature, modernist and civil rights fictions as well as writings by immigrants in the “global” South of the late 20th and 21st centuries, these newly commissioned essays from leading scholars explore the region’s established and emergent literary traditions. Touching on poetry, song, drama and screenwriting, key figures such as William Faulkner and Eudora Welty and iconic texts such as Gone with the Wind, chapters investigate how issues of class, poverty, sexuality and regional identity have textured Southern writing across generations. The volume’s rich contextual approach highlights patterns and connections between writers while offering insight into the development of Southern literary criticism, making this companion a valuable guide for students and teachers of American literature, American studies and the history of storytelling in America.


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