The Editorial Board, the Editor, and the editorial staff of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies have decided to change the title of the publication to the Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies. The journal is expanding its scope not only to appeal to a broader audience, but also so it can include such areas as Latin American Studies, Diaspora Studies, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, Development Studies, etc. in recognition of the convergences (and divergences) that exist between them and Postcolonial Studies, especially in their mutual awareness of history and relations of power. This new direction for the journal will seek to reveal, in the words of Arif  Dirlik, “societies globally in their complex heterogeneity and contingency.” Additionally, with a change in the Editorial Board and a new publisher, the University of Florida Press, now is the most opportune time for us to re-envision and re-task ourselves as the Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies.

This change is effective with issue 8-1 (Spring 2020).

The Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies publishes interdisciplinary and cross-cultural articles, interviews, and creative writings on the literatures, the histories, the politics, and the arts whose focus, locales, or subjects involve Britain and other European countries and their former colonies, the now decolonized, independent nations in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, and also Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand.

Vol. 9 No. 1 (2021)

Published: 2022-04-05

Encountering the Colonial Relationship and Existential Uncertainty in Andrea Levy’s Small Island

Denia Fraser



For West Indian colonials whose cultural traditions are colored by the idealizations of a colonizing British mother country, discovering one’s...

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Finding the Empathetic Genre

A Critique of Love and Heroism in Mirza Waheed’s The Book of Gold Leaves

Arnab Dutta Roy



Empathy scholars not just show that when effortfully cultivated, empathy can be recruited for out-grouping, they also assert that literatures,...

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Gendered Rage

A Postcolonial Reading of Commercial Gestational Surrogacy in India

Lisa Lau, Ana Cristina Mendes



This article brings the concept of anger, particularly gendered anger, to bear on a postcolonial and intersectional reading of the apparent...

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