Neo-colonialism is a crucial topic often discussed in international politics, economy, and literary studies. World War II and the end of official/physical colonialism have led to new strategies practiced by the imperial powers in international relations to continue their former colonial legacy and expand further the area of their interest. They never left their legacies in the former colonies but strived to pursue their exploitive desires under various guises.
Neo-colonialism and literature may be closely associated because they reflect social, economic, and political characteristics simultaneously. This book defines and exemplifies neo-colonialism in literature through Graham Greene, who illustrates the workings of neo-colonialism in formerly colonized countries through his novels that blend reality with fiction.