Latin American Decolonial and Postcolonial Literature | Rowman & Littlefield
Latin American Decolonial and Postcolonial Literature
This series features works that analyze and engage with Latin American decolonial and postcolonial literatures. Recent work by Walter Mignolo, Enrique Dussel, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Aníbal Quijano, and others has shown how colonial elements were instituted during the colonial period and offer mechanisms and methodologies to overcome the persistence of those colonial forms in literature, philosophy, theology, and society during the post-Independence era. This series focuses on the medium of literature. Decolonial can take the form of resistance to the colonial during that period or it can occur after independence trying to overcome the cultural and political heritage of the colonial interval. Some works in the series may depart from the Anglo-American perspective and use its terminology and thus would prefer the term “postcolonial.” Others may depart from the Mediterranean or Latin perspective a la Frantz Fanon and thus use the term “decolonial.” All decolonial or postcolonial perspectives on literatures of Latin American are welcome.

Editor(s): Thomas Ward (
Advisory Board: Arturo Arias, Javier Sanjinés, Tara Daly, Javier Valiente Núñez, Juan G. Ramos, Gustavo Verdesio
Staff editorial contact: Holly Buchanan (
Octavio Paz: Ontology and Surrealism
Lexington Books • October 2020 • Monograph
Global South Modernities: Modernist Literature and the Avant-Garde in Latin America
Lexington Books • September 2020 • Monograph
Omar Cabezas, Nicaragua, and the Narrative of Liberation: To the Revolution and Beyond
Lexington Books • June 2019 • Monograph
Decolonizing Indigeneity: New Approaches to Latin American Literature
Lexington Books • October 2018 • Monograph