[pohst-kuh-loh-nee-uh l]


of or relating to the period following a state of colonialism.

Origin of postcolonial

First recorded in 1930–35; post- + colonial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for postcolonial

Contemporary Examples of postcolonial

  • Ottoman imperialism is now religiously overlooked for inclusion in postcolonial studies at Western universities.

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    Best Books About the Rest of the World

    Kapil Komireddi

    December 24, 2013

  • The Israeli argument that the postcolonial world may be pro-Palestinian, but the democratic West is solidly pro-Israel collapsed.

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    The Death of Israel's "Quality Minority"

    Hussein Ibish

    November 30, 2012

  • In The Long Song, Levy has taken on the postcolonial challenge of giving voice to those who had no voice in history.

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    Giving Voice to Slaves

    Jane Ciabattari

    June 8, 2010