Terror and the Postcolonial

A Concise Companion

by Elleke Boehmer,

Series: Concise Companions to Literature and Culture

Terror and the Postcolonial is a major comparative study of terrorism and its representations in postcolonial theory, literature, and culture.

  • A ground-breaking study addressing and theorizing the relationship between postcolonial studies, colonial history, and terrorism through a series of contemporary and historical case studies from various postcolonial contexts
  • Critically analyzes the figuration of terrorism in a variety of postcolonial literary texts from South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East
  • Raises the subject of terror as both an expression of globalization and a postcolonial product
  • Features key essays by well-known theorists, such as Robert J. C. Young, Derek Gregory, and Achille Mbembe, and Vron Ware
  • Wiley; May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781444310092
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Terror and the Postcolonial
  • Series: Concise Companions to Literature and Culture
  • Author: Elleke Boehmer (ed.); Stephen Morton (ed.)
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell

About The Author

Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literatures in English at the University of Oxford, well known for her research in international writing and postcolonial theory, she has published over twenty books, among them Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors (1995, 2005), Empire, the National and the Postcolonial (2002), Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction (2008), Networks of Empire (2015) and The Shouting in the Dark (2015), her fifth novel.

Stephen Morton is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Southampton. He is currently completing a study of colonial states of emergency in literature and law, 1905−2005, and is the author of several books and articles on postcolonial literature and thought, including Salman Rushdie: Fictions of Postcolonial Modernity (2007) and Gayatri Spivak: Ethics, Subalternity and the Critique of Postcolonial Reason (2006).