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About borderlands VOLUME 12 NUMBER 1, 2013


BOOK REVIEW

Postcolonial Theories

Jenni Ramone Postcolonial Theories, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.


Stephen Joyce
Curtin University



Jenni Ramone’s ‘Postcolonial Theories’ (2011) is a thought-provoking and refreshingly nuanced polyphonic introduction to postcolonial theory. The text considers, in detail, often divergent and conflicting theoretical engagements with many colonialist assumptions about colonialism and the colonised ‘other’. We encounter key Postcolonial thinkers such as Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, Trinh Minh-hah, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha. It is nicely illustrated throughout the text that postcolonial theorists are critical of the unreflective imposition of any totalizing form of order or system on the other and Ramone herself admirably resists a totalizing perspective in the writing of this book, with readers being encouraged to make their own judgements. The inclusion of an annotated bibliography further facilitates the development of the reading process beyond this excellent introductory text.


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