This key new introduction, by one of the leading exponents in the field, explains in clear and accessible language the historical
and theoretical origins of post-colonial theory. Acknowledging that post-colonial theory draws on a wide, often contested,
range of theory from different fields, Young analyzes the concepts and issues involved, explains the meaning of key terms,
and interprets the work of some of the major writers concerned, to provide an ideal introductory guide for those undergraduates
or academics coming to post-colonial theory and criticism for the first time.