The Oxford Studies in Postcolonial Literatures aim to offer stimulating and accessible introductions to definitive topics and key genres and regions within the rapidly diversifying field of postcolonial literary studies in English.
Under the general editorship of Professor Elleke Boehmer, the Studies in each case elucidate and explicate the informing contexts of postcolonial texts, and plot the historical and cultural coordinates of writers and of the leading movements, institutions and cultural debates situated within those contexts. Individual volumes reflect in particular on the shaping effect both of international theory and of local politics on postcolonial traditions often viewed as uniformly cross-cultural, and also on the influence of postcolonial writing on the protocols of international theory. Throughout the focus is on how texts formally engage with the legacies of imperial and anti-imperial history. Other titles in the Series include The Indian Novel in English, West African Literatures, and Pacific Islands Writing.