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Which postcolonial studies and decolonial thought books are best to start with?

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Here's a list that covers the important texts:  1. Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction  2. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples by Linda Tuhiwai Smith  3. Alternative Discourses in Asian Social Science: Responses to Eurocentrism, by Syed Farid Alatas  4. Orientalism, by Edward Said.  5. Necropolitics, by Achilles Mbembe.  6. Islam and Secularism, by Syed al-Attas.  7. God and Logic in Islam: The Caliphate of Reason, by John Walbridge.  8. On Decoloniality, by Walter Mignolo and Catherine Walsh.  9. Nelson Maldonado-Torres "On the Coloniality of Being", and anthology "Coloniality at Large".  10. Ramon Grosfoguel's "Decolonizing Postcolonial Studies and Paradigms of Political Economy: Transmodernity, Decolonial Thinking and Global Coloniality".  11. Hodgson's "Rethinking World History".  12. Lynn Hunt's "Writing History In The Global Era".  13. Jack Goody's "The Theft Of History".   14. Toynbee's "A Study of History".  15. Trouillot, "Silencing the Past".  16. Ella Shohat, "Unthinking Eurocentrism".  

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