Key Terms in Postcolonial Theory
To understand postcolonialism and its connection to literature requires looking first at its predecessor, colonialism, and then its successor, neocolonialism. For some, postcolonialism is a new field of study; thus, there is not total agreement about its principles and purposes. In this case, even its spelling (post-colonialism versus postcolonialism) is disputed. This section deals with generalizations that any postcolonial reader or critic should be aware of. The terms ‘colonialism’, ‘imperialism’, ‘neocolonialism’ and ‘postcolonialism’ will be defined historically as well as conceptually.
Major Themes of Postcolonial Literature
Reading as a Postcolonialist
Translating Poscolonial Literature