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LITR / CRCL 5734: Colonial & Postcolonial Literature

Research Links



UT Online Map Collection

Map of Africa

"Omnibus" Postcolonial webpages
(These pages contain many sub-pages
on theories, nations, authors, texts)

Contemporary Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature in English

Postcolonial Studies Website at Emory University
(includes introduction to postcolonial theory, etc.)


Introduction to Postcolonial Studies (U. of Rochester)

Coursesite for "Postcolonial Cinemas" at Mount Holyoke

Articles / definitions

"Postcolonial Culture Studies" article from Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory

Introduction to International Literature and Postcolonial Theory

Review of Gayatri C. Spivak's Critique of Postcolonial Reason

"Postcolonial Perspective" by Terry DeHay of Southern Oregon University

Description of Postcolonial Literature for Contemporary Literary Theory course at Brock University

Institutes / organizations

Institute of Postcolonial Studies (Australia)

Postcolonial Literatures Research Group


Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies

Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies

Postcolonial Studies: Culture, Politics, Economy

Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

Postcolonial Forum

Journal of Postcolonial Education

Desijournal: “Chronicles of the Indian diaspora" > "The place for good South Asian writing"


Degrees in Postcolonial Studies

MA in Postcolonial Studies at the University of Essex

Postcolonial Studies at the University of York


Postcolonial & Transnational Theories (bibliographic essay by T. V. Reed for "Theory & Method in American / Cultural Studies)

Annotated Biblography on Colonial and Postcolonial Nigeria


"A Postcolonial Tale" by Joy Harjo & John L. Williams

article on wife-beating in Africa

"Passage from India" article regarding potential 4th wave of colonialism / immigration

"The Indian Serenade" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

MLA Style Sheet


Research links for 31 January 2008

Article on Kenya

Obituary for Suharto of Indonesia

Obituary for George Habash of Palestine






Definition (from Missiology, a Christian missions website)

Mystica.org definition


additional links provided by web reviewer:

social cannibalism

Wikipedia on cannibalism, esp. sections on mythology and sympathetic magic






novel of manners

Types of novels (Virtual Salt)

Types of novels (InfoPlease)

Thomson-Gale definitions

Free Dictionary article on Forster & novel of manners


Theories of the Novel

Classical theory concerning voices in the Novel

Notes from Bakhtin's Four Essays




The Mutiny of 1857, a. k. a. "The Sepoy Mutiny" or "The Insurrection of 1857"

Indian Imperialism

Sepoy Mutiny

Sepoy Mutiny

Sepoy War of 1857


Partition of India, 1947

partition of India (good map)

student presentation on partition (2005; undocumented)


The Punjab and the Sikhs

History of the Punjab

Punjab history at Encyclopedia.com

The Sikhism Home Page

BBC Guide to Religions: the Khalsa

Wikipedia article on the Punjab

Academy of the Punjab in North America



The Law of Karma:

Wikipedia definition of karma:


Gunga Din & Al Quaeda

Derek Walcott

Nobel biography webpage

Boston Globe article on Nobel Prize

Boston Globe article on Walcott’s poetry

Walcott overview at Postcolonial.org website

Walcott interview

Derek Walcott: History and Imagination (scroll 2/3 down page)



Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness


Literature Network biography of Conrad

National Review article against colonialist interpretation of Heart of Darkness


Wikipedia on Apocalypse Now!


Notable African Writers
associated with the postcolonial movement

Chinua Achebe (Nigeria & USA)

Things Fall Apart


Internet Resources: Things Fall Apart & Chinua Achebe

Sparknotes Study Guide to Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart Study Guide

Notes from reference book with commentary on Things



Amos Tutuola 



Brief bio + post-colonial evaluation (Queens U. of Belfast)

Tutuola’s reputation in Nigeria

Wikipedia entry (info regarding mission education)

David Byrne & Brian Eno: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981)


Ngugi wa Thiong’o 

(Kenya & USA)


Bio from Emory U. Postcolonial site

Selected topics regarding Ngugi

information regarding Ngugi’s exile

Wikipedia (includes recent return to Kenya)


courtesy: Sable LitMag, photo by Bodise Wilson



Biographical Review (Emory U.)

Buchi Emecheta Overview (Emory Postcolonial Studies)

Buchi Emecheta and The Rape of Shavi (U. of Florida Africana Collection)

Bibliography of Feminist Criticism of African Literatures by Sharon Verba


courtesy: Sable LitMag, photo by Bodise Wilson



biography for Nobel Prize in Literature (1986)

Wole Soyinka posting on Contemporary Postcolonial site

Interview with Wole Soyinka

Literary Encyclopedia capsule on Wole Soyinka



E. M. Forster

A Passage to India


Natwar Singh (Indian diplomat) with Forster


Walt Whitman, "Passage to India" (1871)

A Passage through Forster: A Website about E. M. Forster and his Works

Review of issues in A Passage to India

School projects on A Passage to India

Links to sources on film & novel of A Passage to India

The Bloomsbury Group

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy webpage

Arundhati Roy: A Life full of Beginnings and No End

Salon.com interview with Roy

"The Greater Common Good": essay by Roy

Sawnet (South Asian Women's NETwork) website on Roy, with many links

review of God of Small Things

Article on Roy & Kerala hometown in The Week, India newsmagazine

Interview with Roy from The Progressive

Arundhati Roy on Empire and the Corporate Media

God of Small Things study guide

Links for Kamala Das, feminist poet of Kerala from generation previous to Roy's

(Thanks to Lisa C. James for providing these links)

Biography of Kamala Das

A poem in which she talks about writing in English

On her recent conversion to Islam


Khushwant Singh, Train to Pakistan 

Khushwant Singh biographical information

Literary Encyclopedia biography of Singh

Cinequest review of Train to Pakistan

Desijournal Review of Train to Pakistan


Bharati Mukherjee, Jasmine

Hoppe, John K. “The Technological Hybrid as Post-American: Cross-Cultural Genetics in Jasmine.” Melus (Winter 1999).







Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe Island (Juan Fernandez)

Alexander Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe

online copy of Robinson Crusoe

biography of Defoe with links to pages on Crusoe & Further Adventures

Bibliography of Crusoe editions with books on Alexander Selkirk





Emory Post Colonial Review

World Literature

Jamaica Kincaid Hates Happy Endings (Mother Jones interview)

Literary Encyclopedia and Book Reviews

Caribbean Literature





Passage to India (poem from 1871)





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The writings of psychiatrist Frantz Fanon had tremendous impact on the European anti-colonialist movement. His books Black Skin White Mask and The Wretched of the Earth explore the effects upon colonialism on both the conquerors and the conquered. The latter book is considered by many to be the bible of anticolonialist activists. Fanon was born on the French-controlled Caribbean island of Martinique. As a French citizen, he fought with the Resistance during WWII, but his loyalty was not reciprocated and Fanon was no stranger to hatred and bigotry. After earning his degree in psychiatry, he moved to Algeria to open a clinic. It was there that he began expressing his rage against colonialist policies. This led him to join in the struggle to free Algeria from French rule. He was eventually exiled from the country and fled to Tunisia where he continued with the fight. This documentary homage tells his story in greater detail via interviews, archival footage and dramatic recreations ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide


Quotations from Franz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks (1952)