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postcolonial

[pohst-kuh-loh-nee-uh l] /ˌpoʊst kəˈloʊ ni əl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the period following a state of colonialism.
Origin of postcolonial
1930-1935
1930-35; post- + colonial
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  • Surely it thematizes globalization and post-colonial cultural collisions, with a nod to neoconcrete anthropophagy?

  • But in the post-colonial world, the struggle between communism and anti-communism rarely had much to do with freedom.

    Scooped Peter Beinart May 31, 2012
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British Dictionary definitions for post-colonial

post-colonial

adjective
1.
existing or occurring since a colony gained independence: post-colonial Nigeria
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