How does the literary text, explicitly or allegorically, represent various aspects of colonial oppression?
-What does the text reveal about the problematics of postcolonial identity, including the relationship between personal and cultural identity and such issues as double consciousness and hybridity?
-What person(s) or groups does the work identify as “other” or stranger?
-How are such persons/groups described and treated?
What does the text reveal about the politics and/or psychology of anti-colonialist resistance?
-What does the text reveal about the operations of cultural difference – how race, religion, class, gender, sexual orientation, cultural beliefs, and customs combine to form individual identity – in shaping our perceptions of ourselves, others, and the world in which we live?
-How does the text respond to or comment upon the characters, themes, or assumptions of a canonized (colonialist) work?
-Are there meaningful similarities among the kinds of literature of different postcolonial populations?
-How does a literary text in the Western canon reinforce or undermine colonialist ideology by representing colonialization and/or its inappropriate silence about colonized peoples?