Postcolonial Studies

Our entire academic publishing programme, across our 40 year history is based on the underlying principles and arguments for decolonisation and post-colonialism. The Zed Books Postcolonial Studies list spans international politics, society and culture. It provides a foundational understanding to global developments in the late twentieth century as well as contextualising current emerging markets and shifts in international power structures, from the grassroots to the global.

Currently a trend in social science publishing, decolonization is a highly relevant topic with students across the globe putting pressure on the education system to decolonise their curriculum and education. The need to decolonize the Western academy and it’s curriculum is not an issue that will go away any time soon, or quietly.

Zed Books has for decades provided a platform to marginalised and indigenous voices, offering a space for alternatives systems of knowledge production and learning. Major themes within our Postcolonial Studies list include gender and sexualities, education, occupied land, oppressed communities and individuals, the historical context of current movements, race politics, language, biodiversity and philosophy.

Titles in subject

Kakuma Refugee Camp

Humanitarian Urbanism in Kenya's Accidental City

Bram J. Jansen

Research, Political Engagement and Dispossession

Indigenous, Peasant and Urban Poor Activisms in the Americas and Asia

Edited by Dip Kapoor and Steven Jordan

Liberia's Women Veterans

War, Roles and Reintegration

Leena Vastapuu
Illustrated by Emmi Nieminen

Back to Black

Black Radicalism for the 21st Century

Kehinde Andrews

England’s Other Countrymen

Black Tudor Society

Onyeka Nubia

Decolonizing Research

Indigenous Storywork as Methodology

Edited by Jo-Ann Archibald, Jenny Lee-Morgan and Jason De Santolo
With a Foreword by Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Tanzania's Informal Economy

The Micro-politics of Street Vending

Alexis Malefakis

Black British History

New Perspectives

Edited by Hakim Adi

The Good University

What Universities Actually Do and Why It’s Time for Radical Change

Raewyn Connell

Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America

Economic Networks and Cultural Interactions

Edited by Ute Röschenthaler and Alessandro Jedlowski

The Fire Now

Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence

Edited by Azeezat Johnson, Remi Joseph-Salisbury and Beth Kamunge
With a Foreword by Christina Sharpe
Afterword by George Yancy

Pentecostal Republic

Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria

Ebenezer Obadare

Standing Rock

Greed, Oil and the Lakota's Struggle for Justice

Bikem Ekberzade

No Borders

The Politics of Immigration Control and Resistance

Natasha King

Ebola

How a People's Science Helped End an Epidemic

Paul Richards

Power Shift

On the New Global Order

Richard Falk

Slumming It

The Tourist Valorization of Urban Poverty

Fabian Frenzel

Poverty and Inequality in Middle Income Countries

Policy Achievements, Political Obstacles

Edited by Einar Braathen, Julian May, Marianne Ulriksen, and Gemma C. Wright

Development and Sustainability

The Challenge of Social Change

Edited by Alberto Cimadamore, Maurice Mittelmark, Gro Therese Lie, and Fungisai P. Gwanzura Ottemöller

South Africa, Settler Colonialism and the Failures of Liberal Democracy

Thiven Reddy

Venezuela Reframed

Bolivarianism, Indigenous Peoples and Socialisms of the Twenty-First Century

Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández

Making Sense of the Central African Republic

Edited by Tatiana Carayannis and Louisa Lombard

Decolonizing Solidarity

Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles

Clare Land
With a Foreword by Gary Foley

Africa's Return Migrants

The New Developers?

Edited by Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz
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