Hebrew translation of Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
Tel Aviv: Resling, 2009
Before there were any translations of my work into Hebrew, Colonial Desire made a fictional appearance in a novel written in Hebrew, The Liberated Bride, by the Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua. It was translated into English in 2003, and is published by Harcourt.
How can you rest easy if, while you are reading a novel, translated from a foreign language you cannot read, you turn the page to find that you are in the Borgesian situation of suddenly discovering yourself appearing in the fictional world of the book that you are reading? This ghostly doubled life of Colonial Desire, translated into fiction, almost revealed the secret that my own books are themselves, in certain ways, works of fiction…