With its inclusion of original essays challenging the view of travel writing as a Eurocentric genre, this book will stand as a benchmark study of future inquiries in the field. It will revitalize the critical debate, sparking a much needed rethinking of a vibrant and highly popular but also volatile genre that has seen many changes in recent years.
"Postcolonial Travel Writing: Critical Explorations is an important study of central contemporary writers and their postcolonial travel text. With an impressive line-up of experts in the field, including scholars and travel writers, the collection embarks on the very timely project to not only offer close, theory-informed readings of significant travelogues, but to also revisit the use and usefulness of paradigms like ‘the postcolonial’, ‘globalization’, ‘transculturation’, or ‘the contact zone’, with which these travel texts are usually greeted and treated." -- Julia Kuehn, Assistant Professor of English, University of Hong Kong