-Edward Said, Columbia University
"Homi Bhabha is one of that small group occupying the front ranks of literary and cultural theoretical thought. Any serious discussion of postcolonial/postmodern scholarship is inconceivable without referencing Mr. Bhabha."
-Toni Morrison, Princeton University
"Homi Bhabha greatly expanded the discipline of critical studies as he liberated it from the narrow scope and social indifference of much structuralist and poststructuralist thought. Bhabha speaks in a voice that combines intellectual, even poetic, density with the belief that theory itself can contribute to practical political change."
-"Voice Literary Supplement
"A post-modern and post-colonial exploration of the 'subject' voices relevant to the transcultural scholar, therapist or artist... this book deepens our understanding of cultural hybridzation Jaswant Guzder, McGill University."
'Bhabha is that rare thing, a reader of enormous subtlety and wit, a theorist of uncommon power. His work is a landmark in the exchange between ages, genres and cultures; the colonial, post-colonial, modernist and postmodern.' Edward Said"
Rethinking questions of identity, social agency and national affiliation, Bhabha provides a working, if controversial, theory of cultural hybridity - one that goes far beyond previous attempts by others. In The Location of Culture, he uses concepts such as mimicry, interstice, hybridity, and liminality to argue that cultural production is always most productive where it is most ambivalent. Speaking in a voice that combines intellectual ease with the belief that theory itself can contribute to practical political change, Bhabha has become one of the leading post-colonial theorists of this era.