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Comparative Literature (1 September 2001) 53 (4): 354–372.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Siting of Women's Experience in Novels by Aidoo, Ngugi, Farah, and El Saadawi.” English in Africa 27 . 1 ( 2000 ): 1 -35. Fabi, M. Giulia. “Sexual Violence and the Black Atlantic: On Alice Walker's Possessing the Secret of Joy.” Black Imagination and the Middle Passage . Ed. Maria Diedrich, H.L...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2000) 52 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2000
...: Verso, 1983 . Appiah, Kwame Anthony. “Altered States.” In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture . New York: Oxford University Press, 1992 . 158 -72. ____. “Cosmopolitan Patriots.” For Love of Country: Debating the Limits of Patriotism . Ed. Joshua Cohen. Boston: Beacon Press...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2008) 60 (2): 164–185.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Practice.” Postcolonial Text [online] 3.2 (2007). http://journals.sfu.ca/ ____. Vernacular Palaver: Imaginations of the Local and Non-Native Languages in West Africa . Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters, 2004 . Ahmad, Sa'idu Babura. “From Orality to Mass Media: Hausa Literature in Northern...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2011) 63 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Melissa Tandiwe Myambo Exploring the relationship between capitalism and the discourse of multicultural democracy that animates the New South Africa's notion of itself as Rainbow Nation, this article attempts to understand why it is impossible for politically progressive postapartheid South African...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2017) 69 (3): 303–314.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Disparition and Abish's Alphabetical Africa , focusing on the alphabetical constraint that structures Abish's novel. It demonstrates how, in true Oulipian style, the constraint goes well beyond the ludic or arbitrary imposition of a structural rule and examines how, set against the backdrops of colonial...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... photograph itself as a means of disrupting photography's contingency and introducing indeterminacy into the black/white order of Africa, as well as the racial orders of Israel and Palestine. © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 Works Cited “Contingency.” Oxford English Dictionary . 1989 . Web...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Kerry Bystrom In part to reflect on a “practical turn” in recent comparative literary criticism, this essay asks what role(s) writing and reading literature can play in the provision of remedy for historical injustice. Specifically, it looks at the case of South Africa's democratic transition...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... coastal form through a focus on the African Indian Ocean littoral and with reference to the oeuvres of Mia Couto and Abdulrazak Gurnah. Both are shown to muddle the inside-outside binary that delineates nations and continents, and which has been particularly stark in framing Africa in both imperial and...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2016) 68 (4): 389–407.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Alena Rettová A central discussion in African Philosophy concerns the “African concept of time,” famously theorized by John S. Mbiti. Mbiti makes a distinction between a circular and a linear concept of time, associating the former with Africa and the latter with the West. Critical of such...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2018) 70 (3): 264–277.
Published: 01 September 2018
... understanding of copyright hence requires a focus on the dockside politics of customs and how notions of copyright emerged from these practices. Taking southern Africa as a case study broadly representative of white settler colonies in the British Empire, the article explores the workings of customs and its...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2018) 70 (4): 426–443.
Published: 01 December 2018
... different kind of figure: a gardener who “just lives.” Between the guerrilla and the gardener, Coetzee elaborates an antinomy of justice not only in apartheid South Africa but inherent to the institutionalization of modern political life. Copyright © 2018 by University of Oregon 2018 apartheid South...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Asia or Africa is in fact an important element of the longer history of which colonialism and postcolonialism are part. University of Oregon 2009 Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, ed. The Postcolonial Middle Ages . New York: Palgrave, 2000. Geraldine Heng. Empire of Magic: Medieval Romance and...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the audience in the same transitional space that South Africa is itself experiencing. Spatially, Molora forestalls both the universalizing impulse of tragedy and the monumentalizing impulse of reconciliation. Temporally, it provides neither the firm tragic telos nor the temporal conflations implied by...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2004) 56 (3): 227–242.
Published: 01 June 2004
... Criminalization of the State in Africa . Oxford, England and Bloomington and Indianapolis: James Currey and Indiana University Press, 1999 . Beyala, Calixthe. Assèze l'Africaine . Paris: Albin Michel, 1994 . ____. Lettre d'une Africaine à ses soeurs occidentales . Paris: Spengler, 1995...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Poppies . New York : Farrar, Strauss and Giroux , 2008 . Print . Goyal Yogita . “Introduction: Africa and the Black Atlantic.” Research in African Literatures 45 . 3 ( 2014 ): v - xxv . Print . Heller Charles Pezzani Lorenzo Studio Situ . “’The Left-to-Die Boat...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2017) 69 (3): 315–337.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Didier . Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present . Durham : Duke UP , 2012 . Print . Ferguson James . Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambian Copperbelt . Berkeley : U of California P , 1999 . Print . ———. Global Shadows: Africa in...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2006) 58 (4): 313–338.
Published: 01 September 2006
...;. Chance, Jane. Medieval Mythography 1, From Roman North Africa to the School of Chartres, A.D. 433-1177 and Medieval Mythography 2, From the School of Chartres to the Court of Avignon, 1177-1350 . Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1994, 2000 . Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Riverside Chaucer...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 32–44.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Anthony , eds. Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches . New York : Routledge , 2015 . Print . Desai Gaurav Gajanan . Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination . New York : Columbia UP , 2013 . Print . Douglas...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2013
... globalization, among others. An example of this is the idea of the Black Atlantic, which triangulates the vertical relations between North and South America to include West Africa —​although the Black Atlantic has been, in practice, very much an Anglophone affair, notwithstanding its enormous polyglot...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2009) 61 (3): 244–255.
Published: 01 June 2009
... history, linking the Americas to Africa, Asia, and Europe. Encompass- ing the coastal areas of the Guyanas, Suriname, Venezuela, and Colombia, the eastern coasts of Central America and Mexico, and even (if we think in terms both COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 246 of cultural commonalities and the...