postcolonial

adjective
post·​co·​lo·​nial | \ ˌpōst-kə-ˈlō-nē-əl How to pronounce postcolonial (audio) , -nyəl\

Definition of postcolonial

: of, relating to, or being a time after colonialism postcolonial America Carter was the first American president to take seriously the entire postcolonial era that has remade the globe since World War II.— Garry Wills

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The postcolonial scholar Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak aptly describes the imperial impulse as the drive of white men saving brown women from brown men. Sharmila Mukherjee, The Seattle Times, "SAM’s ‘Peacock in the Desert’ opens the doors of our perception to the marvelous," 2 Jan. 2019 The same postcolonial theorists who assign your books & videos in classes. Danielle Jackson, Longreads, "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Reckons with Fame," 1 June 2018 The same postcolonial theorists who assign your books & videos in classes. Danielle Jackson, Longreads, "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Reckons with Fame," 1 June 2018 The same postcolonial theorists who assign your books & videos in classes. Danielle Jackson, Longreads, "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Reckons with Fame," 1 June 2018 The same postcolonial theorists who assign your books & videos in classes. Danielle Jackson, Longreads, "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Reckons with Fame," 1 June 2018 The same postcolonial theorists who assign your books & videos in classes. Danielle Jackson, Longreads, "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Reckons with Fame," 1 June 2018 France, one of the tournament favorites, has drawn the bulk of its strength from its minority and immigrant communities, linked to the wide sweep of the French postcolonial world. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "How the World Cup reflects the world," 14 June 2018 The same postcolonial theorists who assign your books & videos in classes. Danielle Jackson, Longreads, "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Reckons with Fame," 1 June 2018

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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