De-Scribing Empire is a stunning collection of first-class essays. Collectively they examine the formative role of books, writing and textuality in imperial control and the fashioning of colonial world-views. The volume as a whole puts forward strategies for understanding and neutralising that control, and as such is a major contribution to the field. It will be invaluable for students in post-colonialist criticism.
Contributors: Stephen Slemon, Bill Ashcroft, Chris Prentice, Terry Collits, Gareth Griffiths, John Coetzee, Helen Gilbert, Jo-Ann Wallace, Simon Ryan, Bridget Orr, Robert Dixon, Howard McNaughton, Fiona Giles, Sue Thomas, Paul Sharrad