Conclusion

Where to go from here?

As digital tools play more of a role in constructing texts and telling stories, it is necessary to consider the intersections of power, technology, representation, and narrative. Understanding these intersections is the prerequisite to creating more ethical digital texts that are self-reflexively cognizant of the intermediating roles of the author and the audience when telling stories about the post-colonial Other. By recognizing the capacity of digital texts to dismantle textual, digital, cultural, and political hierarchies of power, they can be unique entry-points for the self-representation of the subaltern in the post-colonial archive. Lastly, users can take responsibility for their own influence on the development of the post-colonial digital archive by altering their reading practices. Possessing a gaze that recognizes and deconstructs hierarchical apparatuses on the internet is a first step to decolonizing digital texts that frame the narrative of the subaltern.