What is considered postcolonial literature?

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Postcolonial literature is the literature by people from formerly colonized countries… It addresses the role of literature in perpetuating and challenging what postcolonial critic Edward Said refers to as cultural imperialism.

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Postcolonial literature is the literary work generated by people from previously colonized nations. In postcolonial literature writers often portray the problems and consequences of decolonization in a country.

In a broad sense, postcolonial literature is writing which has been “affected by the imperial process from the moment of colonization to the present day” (Ashcroft et al, 2).

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