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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 29–33.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o 2 Parts of this article have been published in the Standard (Kenya); and the Sunday Independent (South Africa). © 2014 Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o 2014 Mandela Memories: An African Prometheus2 I first met Mandela in 1991 in Johannesburg, at the offices...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 195–230.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Jennifer Blaylock Television in Ghana was born at a radical time when Africans across the continent were boldly inventing systems of governance resistant to imperialism and racial inequality. Alongside the formation of the new state, the new medium was designed to help realize visions of Pan...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (4): 67–110.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Joshua Lam Abstract In the last two decades, African American poets working in innovative and avant‐garde forms have produced poetry focused upon the theme of racial objectification. Individual and collaborative projects by Dawn Lundy Martin, Duriel E. Harris, and Ronaldo V. Wilson, who write...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 1.
Published: 01 May 2014
... considerable time working in South Africa, especially in Cape Town, on questions of freedom, archives, African and African Diaspora intellectual history, and political thought. At least one generation of intellectuals had stood against apartheid and reflected on Mandela as a political figure of freedom...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 49–61.
Published: 01 August 2009
... on Rakim's writing and performance as an MC by referencing performance studies theoretical frameworks from Erving Goffman, Martin Heidegger, and African American cultural iconography. Morris emphasizes Austin's constructed dichotomy in the first half of How to Do Things and his more expansive framing later...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 May 2017
... that have been central to his writing career. He discusses, among other things, his dreams for his country, the Somali diaspora, the place of African writing in the world, the question of literary prizes and their influence on writers and in setting agendas for the literary world, and so on. It is a rare...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 15–30.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Harry Garuba This essay attempts to locate the work of the Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah within a tradition of African and postcolonial critical thought that privileges “teacherliness” as a measure of value and significance in its discourse and as an aesthetic principle in literary texts...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 85–127.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Nuruddin Farah; Anthony Bogues Abstract This interview was conducted in September 2014 by the noted African novelist and writer Nuruddin Farah and the Caribbean intellectual historian and scholar Anthony Bogues. George Lamming, a seminal Caribbean novelist, writer, and thinker, is the author of six...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (4): 33–65.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and Arendt is worth tracing because it allows readers to understand her response to the post‐WWII age, which witnessed the emergence of manifold diverse “revolutions” in the social and political realm brought by decolonization, both in the European and non‐European (i.e., Asian, African, postcolonial...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (4): 1–27.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of California Book of North African Literature , volume 4 of Poems for the Millennium ), and the importance of French poet Edmond Jabès. He goes on to address his choice to write in his fourth language, English, and the formative readings of American poetry and his connection to some of the New American Poets...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (4): 227–236.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Alexis Alvarez-Nakagawa Abstract Albert Woodfox's Solitary , a memoir of four decades in solitary confinement, is a painful testimony of the violence of criminal justice and dramatic evidence of survival. This review essay considers Woodfox's account and contends that today African Americans live...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 171–197.
Published: 01 August 2000
... of Pan-Africanism. Because it is a book that places itself on the table of history as a corrective to the massive neglect of the African continent, its topical horizons bridge more issues and ques- tions than I can possibly begin to address, let alone account for, in the for- mat of an essay...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2007
... African general election, and I had been in South Africa for five weeks as part of the Commonwealth Election Observers’ Mission. Then I was coming from Jamaica, where I had been active for some time in national liberation struggles. That activism not only demanded domestic...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 207–216.
Published: 01 August 2001
... ‘‘the African Diaspora’’ has been breathtaking in its volume. The scope and dynamic of this work may well have exceeded even the expectations of George Shepperson, who had offered up the pos- sibility of such a subfield of historical work named African Diaspora some thirty years ago. Still, the work...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 135–152.
Published: 01 August 2000
..., the passion of its human sorrow, and the struggle of its greater souls’’ (SBF, xxxi). I want to emphasize the scientific orientation of Du Bois’s frequent references to the strivings of African Americans (SBF, 115).3 He is entirely focused on the South in Souls, but we must bear in mind how...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 249–286.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Confer- ence on African Peoples in the Industrial Age sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, 30 September–1 October 1994; I thank Earl Lewis and Robin D. G. Kelley for their hospitality on that occasion, and Abiola Irele, Sylvia Wynter, and Joe...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 21–32.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., announces a long and complex African American poetic his- tory of recovery and innovation that, despite ‘‘invisibility to academic critics’’ (222), has long engaged Black poets and critics. Notice, too, that the canon in question is twentieth-century American poetry—not ‘‘Negro’’ or ‘‘Black’’ or ‘‘Afro...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 221–223.
Published: 01 May 2003
... professor of English and comparative literary studies at Northwestern University. He works in philosophical aesthetics, British and American literary modernisms, and African American literature and film. He has just completed a book manuscript entitled The Language of Wanting: Aesthetic Modernism...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 103–134.
Published: 01 August 2000
... W. E. B. Du Bois’s sojourn in Germany as its inspiration, raises the question of study- ing abroad, particularly in Europe, for African Americans today. Such study was very important to the intellectual and artistic development of African American philosophers and writers during the past century...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 February 2009
... the majority of the population was of African descent. The cause of beating . . . attending a class in black history. What circumstances could give rise to such an episode? And under what conditions could there exist the apparent incongruity of a black policeman beating a black child while cursing...