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Brexit literature’s present absentees: Triangulating Brexit, anti-Semitism, and the Palestinian crisis

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Brexit literature’s present absentees : Triangulating Brexit, anti-Semitism, and the Palestinian crisis . / Moore, L.

In: Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Vol. 56, No. 5, 30.09.2020, p. 621-635.

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Moore, L. / Brexit literature’s present absentees : Triangulating Brexit, anti-Semitism, and the Palestinian crisis . In: Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 2020 ; Vol. 56, No. 5. pp. 621-635.

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