Even JamesBaldwin returning to America from France in a casket
and W.E.B. Du Bois finding a resting place in Ghana … Diverse as
their individual situations or predicaments were, these children of
the West roamed the world with the confidence of the authority of
their homeland behind them. The purchasing power of even very
Postcolonial theoretical politics
little real money in their pocket set against the funny money all
around them might often be enough to validate their authority without any effort on their part.