oa Alternation - Postcoloniality and African writing: a millennial postscript

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



Postcoloniality, the fledgling theory of colonial and post-colonial discourse, stands the risk of going prematurely moribund at the turn of the century and millennium Its self-destruct mechanism takes the form of a paradox: there is a suggestion that all there is to be said on the subject of postcoloniality appears to have been said, while at the same time the theory seems scarcely to have scratched the discursive surface of things even now at the close of an eventful and memorable twentieth century and second millennium. The theory appears to be both new and old in a teasing, contradictory way.

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