What happens to detective fiction when the detective is post-colonial, a marginalized native or settler in a country recovering from colonialism? This introduction to the peculiarities of the post-colonial detective and to post-colonial theory establishes a context in which to view more than a dozen table detectives and authors from around the world. The essays present post-colonial detection as an exciting hybrid of western-influenced police methods and plot conventions with indigeus cultural insights and wisdom in exotic settings.
Ed Christian is Assistant Professor of English at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
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