The influential readings collected for this volume reflect not just the textual and discursive nature of colonial and postcolonial
discourse in relation to gender, but also the material effects of the postcolonial condition and practices developed in relation
to it. The volume seeks to open up the field by juxtaposing a number of contested subjects. Readings cover a range of geographical
regions including: South-east Asia, India, Africa, Latin America, Canada, Turkey, Egypt, Algeria, Australia and Ireland. Key
topics include: colonialism and anti-colonialism, 'otherness', sexuality, sexual rights, the harem and the veil, space and
writing, and aboriginal and indigenous women's issues. Not only does this anthology address the lack of attention to gender
and feminism in early studies of colonial discourse, it also provides resources for readers to trace the developments in feminism
as it responds to postcolonial critiques of First World feminism.