From the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa to the United Nations Permanent Memorial to the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, many worthwhile processes of public memory have been enacted on the national and international levels. But how do these extant practices of memory function to precipitate justice and recompense? Are there moments when such techniques, performances, and displays of memory serve to obscure and elide aspects of the history of colonial governmentality? This collection addresses these and other questions in essays that take up the varied legacies, continuities, modes of memorialization, and poetics of remaking that attend colonial governmentality in spaces as varied as the Maghreb and the Solomon Islands. Highlighting the continued injustices arising from a process whose aftermath is far from settled, the contributors examine works by twentieth-century authors representing Asia, Africa, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Europe. Imperial practices throughout the world have fomented a veritable culture of memory. The essays in this volume show how the legacy of colonialism’s attempt to transform the mode of life of colonized peoples has been central to the largely unequal phenomenon of globalization.

part I|73 pages

Continuities: Neocolonialism and Governmentality

part II|117 pages

Literature and Culture After Colonial Governmentality

chapter 5|18 pages

“The World is Spoilt in the White Man’s Time”: Imagining Postcolonial Temporalities

ByAsha Varadharajan, Timothy Wyman-McCarthy

chapter 6|16 pages

Remembering Histories of Care: Clinic and Archive in Anil’s Ghost

BySandhya Shetty

chapter 7|16 pages

Embodied Memories: Settler Colonial Biopolitics and Multiple Genealogies in Deborah Miranda’s

Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir
ByRené Dietrich

chapter 11|14 pages

Precarious/Sense: Memory and the Poetics of Spatial Performance

ByJosé Felipe Alvergue

chapter 12|12 pages

“Speaking Darwish” in Neoliberal Palestine

ByAla Alazzeh, Rania Jawad