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The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing offers readers an insight into the scope and range of perspectives that one encounters in this field of writing. Encompassing a diverse range of texts and styles, performances and forms, postcolonial travel writing recounts journeys undertaken through places, cultures, and communities that are simultaneously living within, through, and after colonialism in its various guises. The Companion is organized into three parts. Part I, 'Departures', addresses key theoretical issues, topics, and themes. Part II, 'Performances', examines a range of conventional and emerging travel performances and styles in postcolonial travel writing. Part III, 'Peripheries' continues to shift the analysis of travel writing from the traditional focus on Eurocentric contexts. This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the field, appealing to students and teachers of travel writing and postcolonial studies.

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The following materials and guides to further reading include texts that address the heritage of travel writing of specific interest to students, teachers, and researchers in colonial and postcolonial studies.

While there are as yet no anthologies devoted to postcolonial travel writing in English per se, readers will find examples of postcolonial travel writing in numerous sources. It is often remarked that travel writing is enjoying a golden period of publishing, and this is reflected in the growth and popularity of anthology series such as Best American Travel Writing (published annually since 2000); Best Women’s Travel Writing: True Stories from Around the World (ten volumes published since 2005), Best Travel Writing (eleven volumes since 2004), and Granta, the literary magazine that regularly publishes special issues on travel.

Adams Percy, ed. Travel Literature through the Ages: An Anthology. New York: Garland, 1988.
Agosín Marjorie and Leveson Julie H., eds. Magical Sites: Women Travelers in 19th Century Latin America. Buffalo: White Pine Press, 1999.
Bassett Jan, ed. Great Southern Landings: An Anthology of Antipodean Travel. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Bracewell Wendy, ed. Orientations: An Anthology of East European Travel Writing, ca. 1550–2000. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2009.
Foster Shirley and Mills Sara, eds. An Anthology of Women’s Travel Writing. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002.
Ghose Indira, ed. Memsahibs Abroad: Writings by Women Travellers in Nineteenth Century India. Dehli: Oxford University Press, 1998
Griffin Farah J. and Fish Cheryl J., eds. A Stranger in the Village: Two Centuries of African-American Travel Writing. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998.
Hahner June E., ed. Women through Women’s Eyes: Latin American Women in Nineteenth-Century Travel Accounts. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1998.
Hooper Glenn, ed. The Tourist’s Gaze: Travellers to Ireland 1800–2000. Cork: Cork University Press, 2001.
Khair Tabish, Leer Martin, Edwards Justin D., and Ziadeh Hanna, eds. Other Routes: 1500 Years of African and Asian Travel Writing. Oxford: Signal, 2006.
Kitson Peter J, et al., eds. Nineteenth-Century Travels, Explorations and Empires. Writings from the Era of Imperial Consolidation 1835–1910. 8 vols. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2003–4.
Lamb Jonathon, Smith Vanessa, and Thomas Nicholas, eds. Exploration and Exchange: A South Seas Anthology, 1680–1990. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Mancall Peter C., ed. Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery: An Anthology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Nash Geoffrey, ed. Travellers to the Middle East from Burckhardt to Thesiger: An Anthology. London: Anthem, 2009.
Pettinger Alasdair, ed. Always Elsewhere: Travels of the Black Atlantic. London: Cassell, 1998.
Robinson Jan, ed. Unsuitable for Ladies: An Anthology of Women Travellers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Andras Carmen, ed. New Directions in Travel Writing and Travel Studies. Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 2010. Print.
Betteridge Thomas, ed. Borders and Travellers in Early Modern Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.
Blanton Casey. Travel Writing: The Self and the World. New York: Routledge, 2002.
Bohls Elizabeth A. Women Travel Writers and the Language of Aesthetics, 1716–1818. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Burton Stacy. Travel Narrative and the Ends of Modernity. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Cabañas Miguel A, Dubino Jeanne, Salles-Reese Veronica, and Totten Gary, eds. Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Chard Chloe. Pleasure and Guilt on the Grand Tour: Travel Writing and Imaginative Geography, 1600–1830. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999.
Cronin Michael. Across the Lines: Travel, Language, Translation. Cork: Cork University Press, 2000.
de Botton Alain. The Art of Travel. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2002.
Duncan James and Gregory Derek, eds. Writes of Passage: Reading Travel Writing. London: Routledge, 1999.
Elsner Jaś and Rubiés Joan-Pau, eds. Voyages and Visions: Towards a Cultural History of Travel. London: Reaktion Books, 1999.
Farley David G. Modernist Travel Writing: Intellectuals Abroad. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2010.
Hooper Glenn and Youngs Tim., eds. Perspectives on Travel Writing. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.
Hulme Peter and Youngs Tim, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Kowalewski Michael, ed. Temperamental Journeys: Essays on the Modern Literature of Travel. Athens: University Georgia Press, 1992.
Moroz Grzegorz and Sztachelska Jolanta, eds. Metamorphoses of Travel Writing: Across Theories, Genres, Centuries and Literary Traditions. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2010.
Robertson George, Mash Melinda, Tickner Lisa, Bird John, Curtis Barry, and Putnam Tim, eds. Travellers’ Tales: Narratives of Home and Displacement. London: Routledge, 1994.
Salzani Carlo and de Zepetnek Steven Tötösy. “Bibliography for Work in Travel Studies,” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 12 Jan 2016,
Speake Jennifer, ed. Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003.
Thompson Carl, ed. The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing. London: Routledge, 2016.
Thompson Carl, ed. Travel Writing. London: Routledge, 2010.
Youngs Tim. The Cambridge Introduction of Travel Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Arana R. Victoria, ed. Black Travel Writing. Philadelphia: Frenzella Elaine Delancey, 2003.
Behdad Ali. Belated Travelers: Orientalism in the Age of Colonial Dissolution. Durham: Duke University Press, 1994.
Blunt Alison and Rose Gillian, eds. Writing Women and Space: Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies. New York: Guilford Press, 1994.
Brisson Ulrike and Schweizer Bernard, eds. Not So Innocent Abroad: The Politics of Travel and Travel Writing. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009.
Brown-Guillory Elizabeth ed. Middle Passages and the Healing Place of History: Migration and Identity in Black Women’s Literature. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2006.
Cabañas Miguel A. The Cultural “Other” in Nineteenth-Century Travel Narratives: How the United States and Latin America Described Each Other. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2008.
Castillo Susan and Seed David, eds. American Travel and Empire. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2009.
Clark Steve, ed. Travel Writing and Empire: Postcolonial Theory in Transit. London: Zed Books, 1999.
Clark Steve and Smethurst Paul, eds. Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2008.
Diedrich Maria, Gates Henry Louis, and Pedersen Carl, eds. Black Imagination and the Middle Passage. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Dissanayake Wimal and Wickramagemage Carmen. Self and Colonial Desire: Travel Writings of V. S. Naipaul. New York: Peter Lang, 1993.
Dolan Brian. Exploring European Frontiers: British Travellers in the Age of Enlightenment. London: Macmillan, 2000.
Edwards Justin D. and Graulund Rune. Mobility at Large: Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2012.
Edwards Justin D. and Graulund Rune eds. Postcolonial Travel Writing: Critical Explorations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Fish Cheryl J. Black and White Women’s Travel Narratives: Antebellum Explorations. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2004.
Fogel Joshua A. The Literature of Travel in the Japanese Rediscovery of China, 1862–1945. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.
Ghose Indira. Women Travellers in Colonial India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Gilbert Helen and Johnston Anna, eds. In Transit: Travel, Text, Empire. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Glage Liselotte, ed. Being/s in Transit: Traveling, Migration, Dislocation. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000.
Grenier Katherine Haldane. Tourism and Identity in Scotland, 1770–1914: Creating Caledonia. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.
Grewal Inderpal. Home and Harem: Nation, Gender, Empire, and the Cultures of Travel. London: Leicester University Press, 1996.
Griffiths Gareth. “Postcolonial Travel Writing.” In The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature, edited by Qayson Ato, 5880. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Hulme Peter. Remnants of Conquest: The Island Caribs and Their Visitors, 1877–1998. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Hulme Peter and McDougall Russell, eds. Writing, Travel and Empire. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.
Johnston Anna. Missionary Writing and Empire, 1800–1860. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Kerr Douglas and Kuehn Julia, eds. A Century of Travels in China: Critical Essays on Travel Writing from the 1840s to the 1940s. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2007.
Kleeman Faye Yuan. Under an Imperial Sun: Japanese Colonial Literature of Taiwan and the South. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2003.
Knowles Sam. Travel Writing and the Transnational Author. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Korte Barbara. English Travel Writing from Pilgrimages to Postcolonial Explorations. Trans. Matthias Catherine. London: MacMillan, 2000.
Kuehn Julia and Smethurst Paul, eds. New Directions in Travel Writing Studies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Leon Carol E. Movement and Belonging: Lines, Places, and Spaces of Travel. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.
Lewis Reina. Rethinking Orientalism: Women, Travel and the Ottoman Harem. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2004.
Liebersohn Harry. The Travelers’ World: Europe to the Pacific. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006.
Lindsay Claire. Contemporary Travel Writing of Latin America. New York: Routledge, 2010.
Lopez Ropero Maria Lourdes. “Travel Writing and Postcoloniality: Caryl Phillips’s The Atlantic Sound.” Atlantis 25, no. 1 (2003): 5162.
Lorente Beatriz P., Piper Nicola, and Hsiu-hua Shen, eds. Asian Migrations: Sojourning, Displacement, Homecoming and Other Travels. Singapore: Asia Research Institute, 2006.
Mee Catharine. Interpersonal Encounters in Contemporary Travel Writing: French and Italian Perspectives. London: Anthem, 2015.
Mills Sara. Discourses of Difference: An Analysis of Women’s Travel Writing and Colonialism. London: Routledge, 1991.
Mills Sara. Gender and Colonial Space. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2005.
Mohanty Sachidananda, ed. Travel Writing and the Empire. New Delhi: Katha, 2003.
Moynagh Maureen C. Political Tourism and Its Texts. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 2008.
Nash Geoffrey. From Empire to Orient: Travellers to the Middle East 1830–1926. London: I.B. Tauris, 2005.
Oboe Annalisa and Bassi Shaul, eds. Experiences of Freedom in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures. London: Routledge, 2011.
Pettinger Alasdair. “Travel-Writings by Africans: A Reader’s Guide.” Journal of African Travel Writing nos. 8–9 (2001): 172–81.
Pitman Thea, “Mexican Travel Writing: the Legacy of Foreign Travel Writers in Mexico, or Why Mexicans Say They Don’t Write Travel Books.” Comparative Critical Studies 4, no. 3 (2007): 209–23.
Schmeller Erik S. Perceptions of Race and Nation in English and American Travel Writers, 1833–1914. New York: Peter Lang, 2004.
Schulz-Forberg Hagen, ed. Unravelling Civilisation: European Travel and Travel Writing. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2005.
Seixo Maria-Alzira, Noyes John, Abreu Graça, and Moutinho Isabel, eds. The Paths of Multiculturalism: Travel Writings and Postcolonialism. Lisbon: Edições Cosmos, 2000.
Siegel Kristi, ed. Issues in Travel Writing: Empire, Spectacle, and Displacement. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Siegel Kristi, ed. Gender, Genre, and Identity in Women’s Travel Writing. New York: Peter Lang, 2004.
Skinner Jonathon, ed. Writing on the Dark Side of Travel. New York: Bergahn Books, 2012.
Smith Sidonie. Moving Lives: Twentieth-Century Women’s Travel Writing. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001.
Steadman Jennifer Bernhardt. Traveling Economies: American Women’s Travel Writing. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2007.
Talwar Urmil and Chakrabarty Bandana, eds. Culture, Transformation and Identity: Travel, Fiction, Autobiography. Jaipur: Institute for Research in Interdisciplinary Studies and Rawat Publications, 2015.
Teng Emma Jinhua. Taiwan’s Imagined Geography: Chinese Colonial Travel Writing and Pictures, 1683–1895. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006.
Totten Gary. African American Travel Narratives from Abroad: Mobility and Cultural Work in the Age of Jim Crow. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015.
Wevers Lydia. Country of Writing: Travel Writing and New Zealand, 1809–1900. Auckland: University of Auckland Press, 2002.
Wrobel David M. Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2013.
Youngs Tim, ed. Travel Writing in the Nineteenth Century: Filling the Blank Spaces. London: Anthem Press, 2006.
Youngs Tim, ed. Travellers in Africa: British Travelogues, 1850–1900. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994.
Zilcosky John. Kafka’s Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Campbell Mary Baine. “Travel Writing and its Theory.” In The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing, edited by Hulme Peter and Youngs Tim, 261–78. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Clark Steve, ed. Travel Writing and Empire: Postcolonial Theory in Transit. London: Zed Books, 1999.
Holland Patrick and Huggan Graham. Tourists with Typewriters: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Travel Writing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998.
Huggan Graham. Extreme Pursuits: Travel Writing in an Age of Globalization. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010.
Lindsay Claire. “Travel Writing and Postcolonial Studies.” In The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing, edited by Thompson Carl, 2534. London: Routledge, 2016.
Lisle Debbie. The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Ní Loingsigh Aedín. Postcolonial Eyes: Intercontinental Travel in Francophone African Literature. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2009.
Pratt Mary Louise. Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation. 1992. London: Routledge, 2008.
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Spurr David. The Rhetoric of Empire: Colonial Discourse in Journalism, Travel Writing, and Imperial Administration. Durham: Duke University Press, 1993.
Arnold David. The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze: India, Landscape, and Science, 1800–1856. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011.
Crane Kylie. Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Narratives: Environmental Postcolonialism in Australia and Canada. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Crosby Alfred W. Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900–1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
DeLoughrey Elizabeth, Didur Jill, and Carrigan Anthony. Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Grove Richard. Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600–1860. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Huggan Graham and Tiffin Helen. Postcolonial Ecocriticism: Literature, Animals, Environment. New York: Routledge, 2010.
Mueggler Erik, The Paper Road: Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.
Nixon Rob. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011.
Roos Bonnie and Hunt Alex, eds., Postcolonial Green: Environmental Politics and World Narratives. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010.
Burroughs Robert M. Travel Writing and Atrocities: Eyewitness Accounts of Colonialism in the Congo, Angola, and the Putumayo. London: Routledge, 2011.
Clarke Robert. Travel Writing from Black Australia: Utopia, Melancholia, and Aboriginality. New York: Routledge, 2016.
Clarke Robert, Dutton Jacqueline, and Johnston Anna. “Dark Travel and Postcolonial Cultures.” Postcolonial Studies, 17, no. 3 (2014): 221–35.
de Mul Sarah. Colonial Memory: Contemporary Women’s Travel Writing in Britain and the Netherlands. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2011.
Gregory Derek. “Colonial Nostalgia and Cultures of Travel: Spaces of Constructed Visibility in Egypt.” In Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage: Global Norms and Urban Forms in the Age of Tourism, edited by Alsayad Nezar, 111–51. London: Routledge, [2001] 2013.
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Walder David. Postcolonial Nostalgias: Writing, Representation and Memory. New York: Routledge, 2011.
Forbes Curdella. “Selling That Caribbean Woman down the River: Diasporic Travel Narratives and the Global Economy.” Journal of West Indian Literature 13, nos. 1–2 (2005): 127.
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López Iraida H. Impossible Returns: Narratives of the Cuban Diaspora. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2015.
Ravi Srilata. “Home and the ‘Failed’ City in Postcolonial Narratives of ‘Dark Return.’” Postcolonial Studies 17, no. 3 (2014): 296306.
Safran William. “Deconstructing and Comparing Diasporas.” In Diaspora, Identity, and Religion: New Directions in Theory and Research, edited by Kokot Waltraud, Tölöyan Khachig, and Alfonso Carolin, 929. London: Routledge, 2004.
Bosworth Clifford Edmund. Eastward Ho! Diplomats, Travellers and Interpreters of the Middle East and Beyond, 1600–1940. London: East & West, 2012.
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Forsdick Charles. Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures: The Persistence of Diversity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Forsdick Charles, Basu Feroza, and Shilton Siobhan, eds. New Approaches to Twentieth-Century Travel Literature in French: Genre, History, Theory. Amsterdam: Peter Lang, 2006.
Mortimer Mildred. Journeys through the French African Novel. Portsmouth: Heinemann; London: J. Currey, 1990.
Ní Loingsigh Aedín. Postcolonial Eyes: Intercontinental Travel in Francophone African Literature. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2009.
Syrotinski Michael. Singular Performances: Reinscribing the Subject in Francophone African Writing. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2002.
Campbell James T. Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787–2005. New York: Penguin, 2007.
Griffin Farah J. and Fish Cheryl J., eds. A Stranger in the Village: Two Centuries of African-American Travel Writing. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998.
Gruesser John Cullen. Confluences: Postcolonialism, African American Literary Studies, and the Black Atlantic. Athens: University of Georgia Press, [2005] 2007.
Gruesser John Cullen. Black on Black: Twentieth-Century African American Writing about Africa. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000.
Madsen Deborah L., ed. Beyond the Borders: American Literature and Post-Colonial Theory. London: Pluto, 2003.
Pettinger Alasdair, ed. Always Elsewhere: Travels of the Black Atlantic. London: Cassell, 1998.
Totten Gary. African American Travel Narratives from Abroad: Mobility and Cultural Work in the Age of Jim Crow. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015.
Whatley Smith Virginia. “African American Travel Literature.” In The Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing, edited by Bendixen Alfred and Hamera Judith, 197213. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Youngs Tim. “Pushing against the Black/White Limits of Maps: African American Writings of Travel,” English Studies in Africa 53, no. 2 (2010): 7185.
Clarke Robert. “‘New Age Trippers’: Aboriginality and New Age Australian Travel Books.” Studies in Travel Writing 13, no. 1 (2009): 2541.
Norman Alex. Spiritual Tourism: Travel and Religious Practice in Western Society. London: Continuum, 2011.
Ratti Manav. The Postsecular Imagination: Postcolonialism, Religion, and Literature. London: Routledge, 2013.
Sen Asha. Postcolonial Yearning: Reshaping Spiritual and Secular Discourses in Contemporary Literature. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.
Keirstead Christopher. “Convoluted Paths: Mapping Genre in Contemporary Footsteps Travel Writing.” Genre 46, no. 3 (2013): 285315.
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Ravi Srilata. “Home and the ‘Failed’ City in Postcolonial Narratives of ‘Dark Return.” Postcolonial Studies 17, no. 3 (2014): 296306.
Cocking Ben. “Travel Journalism: Europe Imagining the Middle East.” Journalism Studies 10, no. 1 (2009): 5468.
Creech Brian. “The Spectacle of Past Violence: Travel Journalism and Dark Tourism.” In Travel Journalism: Exploring Production, Impact, and Culture, edited by Hanusch Folker and Fürsich Elfriede, 249–66. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
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McGaurr Lyn. Environmental Communication and Travel Journalism: Consumerism, Conflict and Concern. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Molz Jennie Germann. Travel Connections: Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World. London: Routledge, 2012.
Hammill Faye and Smith Michelle. Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian Periodicals in English and French, 1925–1960. Alberta: University of Alberta Press, 2015.
Klein Christina. Cold War Orientalism: Asia in the Middlebrow Imagination, 1945–1961. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2003.
Lutz Catherine A. and Collins Jane L.. Reading National Geographic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
O’Barr William. Culture and the Ad: Exploring Otherness in the World of Advertising. Boulder: Westulew Press, 1994.
Rolls Mitchell and Johnston Anna. Traveling Home, Walkabout Magazine and Modern Australia. London: Anthem Press, 2016.
Veracini Lorenzo. Settler Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Datema Jessica and Krumrey Diane, eds. Wretched Refuge: Immigrants and Itinerants in the Postmodern. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2010.
Farrier David. Postcolonial Asylum: Seeking Sanctuary before the Law. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011.
Menon Ritu and Bhasin Kamla. Borders and Boundaries: How Women Experienced the Partition of India. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1998.
Powell Katrina. Identity and Power in Narratives of Displacement. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Shemak April. Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse. New York: Fordham University Press, 2011.
Woolley Agnes. Contemporary Asylum Narratives: Representing Refugees in the Twenty-First Century. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Burroughs Robert, “Weird farang thing: Dark Tourism in Alex Garland’s The Beach (1996).” Postcolonial Studies 17, no. 3 (2014): 320–33.
Levin Stephen M. The Contemporary Anglophone Travel Novel: The Aesthetics of Self-Fashioning in the Era of Globalization. New York: Routledge, 2008.
Moses Michael Valdez. The Novel and the Globalization of Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Ramsey-Kurz Helga and Ganapthy-Doré Geetha, eds., Projections of Paradise: Ideal Elsewheres in Postcolonial Migrant Literatures. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011.

A number of journals specialize in publishing scholarly articles on travel writing, including postcolonial travel writing. These include Studies in Travel Writing and Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing. The Journal of African Travel Writing was in circulation from 1996 to 2001. Journals that focus specifically on postcolonial studies and that regularly publish articles on travel writing include: Postcolonial Studies, the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, and Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Notable journals devoted to travel and tourism research include the Annals of Tourism Research, the Journal of Travel Research, the Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, and Tourism, Culture and Communication.

A number of publishers currently have book series devoted to scholarship on travel writing that include works of relevance to postcolonial travel writing. These include: the Routledge Research in Travel Writing series (; Parlor Press Writing Travel series (; and the Anthem Studies in Travel series (


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