Notes on Contributors.
Introduction: Terror and the Postcolonial.
Part I: Theories of Colonial and Postcolonial Terror.
Part II: Histories of Post/colonial Terror.
Part III: Genres of Terror.
"This is a book written by academics but is perfectly suitable for the average reader. The text is not too dry or overburdened with longwinded narrative, but is thought provoking and image-shattering. Terror and the Postcolonial will take the wind out of the sails of anyone who believes we live in a world where terrorism is the sole property of extremists, religious zealots and bigots. Terrorism has been around for much longer than since 9/11 and it is about time someone had the courage to admit our part in it." (M/C Reviews, November 2010)
- A ground-breaking new study addressing and theorizing the conjunction 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