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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 316–339.
Published: 01 September 2020
... factors. In contrast, this article examines China as a trope in Congo Inc. (2014) by In Koli Jean Bofane. Congo Inc. is one of the first African novels to take the Africa-China relationship as central theme, depicting how Congolese actors negotiate the PRC’s presence in the Democratic Republic...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (4): 370–388.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Élégantes.)3 The economic stagnation and politi- cal turmoil that afflicted both the Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) in the 1970s and 1980s greatly reduced the number of viable routes for legal employment, thus triggering...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 283–298.
Published: 01 September 2020
... (0.967) and central African nations like the Central African Republic (0.959) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (0.948). Figure 1. “This graphic shows the uneven numbers of speakers of languages in the world. Nearly 80% of the world’s population speaks only 83 (1.1%) of the world’s...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 52–72.
Published: 01 March 2023
...; Life and a Half )—the first in a series of dictator novels including L’état honteux (1981; The Shameful State ), L’anté-peuple (1983; The Antipeople ) and Les sept solitudes de Lorsa Lopez (1985)—explores the politics of free speech in a fictional military dictatorship modeled on Congo...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 283–301.
Published: 01 June 2010
...- war period.) And the works that are my primary consideration here —​Seghers’s Karibische Geschichten —​were read in East Germany as reminders of contemporary anti-colonial movements (in Algeria, Congo, and Tunisia) that demonstrated the impotence of “imperial colonial powers” and the capitalist...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 January 2011
... electric wires around the boundaries of South Africa trying to keep out the barbarians from Mozambique Zaire Nigeria Congo Ivory Coast Zimbabwe . . . from all over Africa . . . Makwerekwere . . . spreading like pumpkin plants filling every corner of our city and turn- ing each patch into a Hillbrow...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 448–470.
Published: 01 December 2022
... African Songs” and “Congo Songs”) and contemporary American jazz ( Crowder ’s “Creed”), produce gaps in the legibility of the volume. 5 These contributions cannot be “read” in a traditional sense; rather, the musical transcriptions present obstacles to approaching the anthology as a linear or coherent...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., The Congo, Sword Blades and Poppy Seed, Renascence and Other Poems, [y más]. Yo, renaciendo en mí mismo desde años antes, sentí como propio este renacimiento de la poesía de los Estados Unidos, equivalente en tanto al de la...