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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 of the...
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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 and...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 49–61.
Published: 01 August 2009
... 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
... 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. It...
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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 and the...
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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
...Ronald A. T. Judy Beside the Two Camps: Paul Gilroy and the Critique of Raciology Ronald A. T. Judy The scholarly work that has been done in the past few years under what is now commonly called ‘‘the African Diaspora’’ has been...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 249–250.
Published: 01 February 2016
... Resentment: A Genealogy. University Park: Pennsyl- vania State University Press, 2015. Erjavec, Aleš, ed. Aesthetic Revolutions and Twentieth-Century­ Avant-Garde­ Move- ments. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015. Field, Allyson Nadia. Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 34–36.
Published: 01 May 2014
... society where all the processes of colonialism, its ways of life, its forms of rule, its ideology of white and European supremacy, its con- struction of African ethnic groups into “natives,” making them nonhuman, had congealed into a specific historical form. As Njabulo Ndebele writes about...
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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 (2000) 27 (3): 171–197.
Published: 01 August 2000
... 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 (2014) 41 (2): 6–7.
Published: 01 May 2014
... behavior from what it is right now? At the rebirth of the South African state, Nelson Mandela’s determination to pursue a course of peace rather than vengeance stunned the world as forcefully as the violence that maimed it had kept him imprisoned on Robben Island for over two decades. The new South...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 11–13.
Published: 01 May 2014
... enormity of that achievement, torn from a situation in which the cir- cumstances of much of the black African population were infinitely worse than that of nationalists in Northern Ireland, and at least as bad as those of Palestinians in Gaza, must be wholly acknowledged. Mandela’s charisma and...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 135–152.
Published: 01 August 2000
... 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 this...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 249–286.
Published: 01 August 2000
... accept with- This essay was first prepared during the winter months of 1993and then further devel- oped during the fall of 1994. I have presented this essay, or sections of it, in several con- texts. A section was presented at ‘‘The Re-mapping of Scholarship: A Working Confer- ence on African...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 103–134.
Published: 01 August 2000
... 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, but today it is challenged by...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 229–230.
Published: 01 February 2000
... of the South African journal Pretexts: Studies in Writing and Culture. Tseng 2000.2.10 10:23 230 boundary 2 / Spring 2000 Ronald A. T. Judy is associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2012
... thinking. Stuart Hall, in a recent essay, argued that we are in the midst of a neolib- eral revolution, one which is “intended [as] a permanent revolution In the midst of this “revolution,” one in which there was a moment of neoconser- vative onslaught, there emerged the African American figure of...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 201–203.
Published: 01 August 2015
... Digital. Minneapolis: University of Min- nesota Press, 2014. Galow, Timothy W. Understanding Dave Eggers. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014. Geissler, P. Wenzel, ed. Para-­States and Medical Science: Making African Global Health. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015. Goh...