Postcolonial theory is a relatively new area in critical contemporary studies, having its foundations in the study of colonial discourse, neo-colonialism and Commonwealth literature. This reader contains 13 essays focusing on colonial discourse, covering such topics as the decolonization of African literature; literary studies and British rule in India; literature of modern Europe; language of class; and the ideologies of immigration.
Bart Moore-Gilbert is a Lecturer in English at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Gareth Stanton is a Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Willy Maley is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow.