Throughout the 1950s to the 1970s, more than a third of nations claimed independence. While this represents a massive political shift, this struggle for independence was also reflected in world literature.
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During this time, newly independent nations were forced to express their nation-statism within the confines of a pre-established international order.
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This international order also existed within the publishing system. Although seeking an independent voice, authors of world literature must often conform to international readership expectations and prior successes.