Writing, representation, and postcolonial nostalgia

Walder, Dennis (2009). Writing, representation, and postcolonial nostalgia. Textual Practice, 23(6) pp. 935–946.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09502360903361709


This work reflects upon a facet of memory that has a special resonance for those of us entangled by the long histories of colonialism and decolonisation – nostalgia. Nostalgia is a cultural phenomenon that in an uncanny way connects people across national and historical as well as personal boundaries, yet remains to be fully understood or explained.

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