Lassner, Phyllis, Colonial Strangers: Women Writing the End of the British Empire (Rutgers University Press, 2004)

Colonial Strangers argues for the inclusion of British women writers in postcolonial studies who have been excluded because they were white and assumed to be aligned with British imperialism. The novels and memoirs of such writers as Elspeth Huxley, Phyllis Shand Allfrey, Rumer Godden, and Phyllis Bottome offer crucially critical narratives of the complex and fraught colonial relations in the periods just prior to and following independence and the necessity of considering World War II as leading to the end of Empire.

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