Editorial Note

In this special issue, guest editors David Jefferess, Julie McGonegal, and Sabine Milz have, as their introduction and overview succinctly and incisively indicates, presented an in-depth look at the "Politics of Postcoloniality," with no less than eleven scholarly articles gleaned from the 2003 McMaster University conference by the same name. And, very much in the spirit of Postcolonial Text, the authors of the articles they have chosen to feature have no qualms about calling into question the concept of postcolonial studies, or unsettling the grounds on which we approach this historical phenomenon and its continuing presence, which remains part of the intellectual force behind such work.

As well, the editors have continued the journal's lively tradition of mixing genres. In addition to the scholarly articles, an interview with Simon Gikandi, and book reviews by Don Moore and Rumina Sethi, they have included the work of five talented poets: Cherif Correa, Nouri Gana, Indira Babbellapati, Nya Fleron, and William Walcott.

While this is the third issue of Postcolonial Text, we are still finding our publishing legs, and the editorial team very much welcomes wider participation in this voluntary, international effort to offer a peer-reviewed access-free journal as it continues to attract compelling writers. The journal is further helped by readers who have indicated their interest in Postcolonial Text by signing up for the new-issue "notification" service.

It is our pleasure at this time to introduce Samuel Smith Esseh (interning managing editor), a lecturer in Journalism and Publishing Studies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. This internship with Postcolonial Text is part of Samuel's doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia where he is focusing on developing scholarly publishing in Africa.

It continues to be a pleasure to work with all of those involved with Postcolonial Text, and we invite readers to enjoy and engage with the results of their dedicated efforts.

John Willinsky
Ranjini Mendis
Managing Editors, Postcolonial Text