Probably in private, perhaps even in their souls, those who colonized the world were certain that they had the best of intentions. Exploration, expansion, correction, salvation-these are the positive words used by an empire that finds itself in the right, and believes that any who are not of their mind have not yet been convinced. These words do not take into account the values to the invaded culture which are cleared in exploration, squeezed out in expansion, erased in correction, and demonized in salvation. In the encounter between empire and invaded culture, those values and the people who hold them become othered, subjected. When a culture which has been invaded and subjected to a dominant empire works culturally against the constructions it finds of itself in the dominant literature, it must reappropriate the image that has been constructed or write against that image.