Classic readings on the colonial inflections of global order

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  • Blyden, E. W. (1881). The Aims and Methods of Liberal Education for Africans; Inaugural Address at Liberia College.
  • Brodber, E. (1994). Louisiana: a novel. London: New Beacon Books.
  • Cabral, A. (1966). The Weapon of Theory. Speech to the Tri-Continental Conference, Havana, Cuba.
  • Césaire, A., & Kelley, R. D. G. (2000). Discourse on colonialism. New York: Monthly Review Press.
  • Césaire, S. (2012). The great camouflage: writings of dissent (1941-1945). Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press.
  • Chakrabarty, D. (2000). Provincializing Europe : postcolonial thought and historical difference. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
  • Chatterjee, P. (1997). The present history of West Bengal: essays in political criticism. Delhi [u.a.: Oxford Univ. Press.
  • Dirlik, A. (1998). The postcolonial aura: Third World criticism in the age of global capitalism. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press.
  • Escobar, A. (1995). Encountering development: The making and unmaking of the Third World. Princeton University Press.
  • Fanon, F. (1965). The Wretched of the Earth. London: Penguin.
  • Gilroy, P. (1993). The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. Harvard University Press.
  • Gramsci, A. (1978). Some aspects of the southern question. Selections from Politics Writings (1921-1926).
  • Guha, R. (1983). ‘The Prose of Counter-Insurgency‘ in Ranajit Guha (ed), Subaltern Studies, II. Delhi, Oxford University Press.
  • Harding, S. G. (2008). Sciences from below: feminisms, postcolonialities, and modernities. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • Hindess, B. (2007). The Past Is Another Culture*. International Political Sociology, 1(4), 325-338.
  • James, C. L. R. (2001). The black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo revolution. London: Penguin.
  • Marsden, M. (1992). Kaitiakitanga: A definitive introduction to the holistic world view of the Maori. Ministry for the Environment.
  • Mbembé, J. A. (2001). On the postcolony. University of California Press.
  • Mignolo, W. D. (2012). Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking (New in Paper). Princeton University Press.
  • Mohanty, C. T. (1988). Under Western eyes: Feminist scholarship and colonial discourses. Feminist Review, 61–88.
  • Munif, `Abd al-Rahman, (1989). Cities of salt. New York: Vintage Books.
  • Nandy, A. (2009). The intimate enemy: loss and recovery of self under colonialism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Prakash, G. (1990). Writing post-orientalist histories of the third world: perspectives from Indian historiography. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 32(02), 383–408.
  • Rodney, W. (1990). Groundings with my brothers. London; Chicago: Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications ; Research Associates School Times Publications.
  • Said, E. W. (1973). Orientalism. London: Penguin Books.
  • Scott, D. (2004). Conscripts of modernity : the tragedy of colonial enlightenment. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • Selassie, H. (1936). Appeal to the League of Nations. Geneva, June, 7th 1936.
  • Spivak, G. C. (2005). Scattered speculations on the subaltern and the popular. Postcolonial Studies, 8(4), 475–486.
  • President Sukarno (1955). Speech at the Opening of the Bandung Conference, April 18th 1955.
  • Todorov, T. (1992). The conquest of America: the question of the other. New York: HarperPerennial.
  • Wynter, S. (2003). Unsettling the coloniality of being/power/truth/freedom: Towards the human, after man, its overrepresentation–An argument. CR: The New Centennial Review, 3(3), 257–337.
  • Young, R. J. C. (2003). Postcolonialism: a very short introduction. Oxford [u.a.]: Oxford Univ. Press.