Since 1945, the idea of postcoloniality, or fostering international existence beyond colonialism, has stimulated the reflections of the vast majority of intellectuals worldwide and practitioners of international relations, particularly those of the former colonial empires. It has also galvanized the plurality of debates at the United Nations and associated institutions and fora. Yet Western scholars, a part of this debate, have remained oblivious to this international shift and also to the so-called postcolonial theorists who examine it. 1 Indeed, although postcolonial interventions have frequently found their ways into the academy and its professional journals, only a few scholars have fully appreciated the modes of inquiry and ontological discourses associated with postcolonial criticisms. As a result, the representations of "international reality" and "international existence" have remained grounded in Western institutional and discursive practices .so as to reflect and affirm parochial structures of power, interest, and identity.