challenges faced by African women writers and their reception in the
presents a complex question for postcolonial writers and influences
Traven died in 1969 and his true identity will probably never be ascertained.
But, if one explores his work, it will become clear to the reader
that the author's personality comes through in the writing.
Activity in the Americas
historical perspective on the European powers in the Americas provides
context for the colonial / postcolonial dialogue.
is a vital theme for writers as diverse as CLR James, Olaudah Equiano,
and Howard Zinn.
of Selected Words of Indian Language Origin
is often discussed the intellectual benefits - among many others -
the British colonizer imparted to the Indian natives, but seldom is
talked about the benefits reaped by the colonizer from a language
& "a literature (Arabic, Sanskrit and other literary languages)
admitted to be of small intrinsic value."
perspective on Gandhi and the Indian independence movement.
Servitude: The Variations of Slavery
in its many forms, both past and present, including the exploitation
of children and minorities.
the intertextuality of postcolonial writing.
Style vs Historical Accuracy
writing is against the grain in its retelling of history and its use
of literary styles.
ongoing controversies in Postcolonial studies involving David Stoll
and Rigoberta Menchu; Chinua Achebe and Joseph Conrad; and Justus
Reid Weiner and Edward Said center on the issue of misrepresentation
and engage, not only the academic world, but also the world at large.
was central to the colonial project.