Colonial and Postcolonial
Literary Dialogues

Text Index

Literary Works


Date Title Author Country
1688 Oroonoko Aphra Behn England
1719 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defore England
1789 The Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African Olaudah Equiano England
1901 Kim Rudyard Kipling England
1902 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad England
1912 Tarzan of the Apes Edgar Rice Burroughs USA
1989 Savaha: In the Time Between the Lightening and the Thunder Charles de Lint Canadian Science Fiction


1954 The Dark Child Camara Laye Guinea

No Longer at Ease

Chinua Achebe



Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe


1962 God's Bits of Wood Sembene Ousmane Senegal

Arrow of God

Chinua Achebe


1966 Efuru Flora Nawapa Nigeria
1966 A Man of the People Chinua Achebe Nigeria
1962 Tribal Scars Sembene Ousmane Senegal
1973 Xala Sembene Ousmane Senegal
1974 Second Class Citizen

Buchi Emecheta

1982 Waiting for the Barbarians J.M. Coetzee South Africa
1984 Something Out There Nadine Gordimer South Africa
1967 Agatha Moudio's Son Francis Bebey Cameroon
1988 Nervous Conditions Titsi Dangarembga Zimbabwe
1979 Joys of Motherhood Buchi Emecheta Nigeria
1991 The Blood of Peace Tanure Ojaide Nigeria
1993 Sankofa (film) Haile Gerima West Africa / USA
1999 Your Madness, Not Mine Makuchi Cameroon


1935 Swami and Friends R.K. Narayan India
1937 The Bachelor of Arts R.K. Narayan India
1949 The English Teacher R.K. Narayan India
1961 Man-Eater of Malgudi R. K. Narayan India
1976 Painter of Signs R. K. Narayan India
1987 God of Small Things Arundhuti Roy India


1969 A Tempest Aime Cesaire Martinique
1970 In the Castle of My Skin George Lamming Barbados
1979 Crick Crack Monkey Merle Hodge Trinidad
1996 No Telephone to Heaven Michelle Cliff Jamaica

Native American

1942 Crazy Horse Maria Sandoz Euro-American
1972 Lame Deer John Lamedeer & Richard Erdoes Sioux
1992 Morning Girl Michael Dorris Modoc
1993 The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaver Sherman Alexie Coeur d'Alene
1999 Prison Writings: My Life is the Sun Dance Leonard Peltier Lakota

Latin American

1949 Men of Maze Miguel Angel Asturias Guatemala
1957 The Nine Gaurdians Rosario Castellanos Mexico
1972 Rebellion of the Hanged B. Traven Mexico
1980 One Day of Life Manlio Arguedas El Salvador
1983 I, Rigoberta Menchu Rigoberta Menchu Guatemala
1988 The Selected Poems of Rosario Castellanos Rosario Castellanos Mexico
1990 Trozas B. Traven Mexico

Middle Eastern

1963 Men in the Sun Ghassan Kanafani Palestine
1975 Woman at Point Zero Nawal El Saadawi Egypt
1998 House behind the Trees Mohamed El-Bisatie Egypt

Historical and Theoretical Texts

Date Title Author Country
1938 The Black Jacobins C.L.R. James Trinidad
1961 Wretched of the Earth Frantz Fanon Algeria
1978 Orientalism Edward Said Palestine
1980 A People's History of the United States Howard Zinn USA
1988 Video Night in Kathmandu Pico Iyer England




















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