Books About Colonialism

Which are the most memorable books about colonialism and post-colonialism?
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message 1: by Ðɑηηɑ (new)

Ðɑηηɑ Thank You! I have been looking for this list so many times!!! It sounds great let me re-create my to-read list


message 2: by Rock (last edited May 24, 2013 12:28AM) (new)

Rock Angel Requesting recommendations!

I wish to dip my toes into this pile but am having a hard time choosing my first read, because I cannot sort them the same way I sort books on a shelf base on my criteria. I have never heard of most titles on this list!

So, I'd like a non-fiction account of some example of colonialism (or a true story that amply reflects it) that is impartial, widely read, not too dated, and definitely not too long. I want a more recent book not because history can change (that would be magical, wouldn't it?) but because hindsight tends to get better over time.

I understand it is a contentious subject. An author needs direct involvement to gain credibility, but detachment might be difficult.


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