In this subject students examine major themes and strategies used by children's authors to represent and comment upon postcolonial issues and experience. Elements of literature that define a cultural identity in that postcolonial experience are critically analysed.
Bradford, C. (2001) The End of Empire? Colonial and postcolonial journeys in children’s books. Children’s Literature. 29: 196 218
Kohl, H. (1995) Should we burn Babar? Questioning power in children’s literature. Should We Burn Babar? Essays on children’s literature and the power of stories. New York: The New Press.
Said, E. (1994) Introduction. Culture and Imperialism. New York: Vintage.