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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2000
...NEIL TEN KORTENAAR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/228 NEIL TEN KORTENAAR Fictive States and the State of Fiction in Africa REDRIC JAMESON HAS ARGUED that all Third-World texts are national Fallegories where there is no room for private dramas, a sweeping general...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 354–372.
Published: 01 September 2001
...OLAKUNLE GEORGE COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/354 OLAKUNLE GEORGE Alice Walker’s Africa: Globalization and the Province of Fiction HE PRACTICE OF FEMALE genital mutilation has lately been very much in Tthe news. Drawing the attention of concerned experts...
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Comparative Literature (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 (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 (2020) 72 (3): 316–339.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Duncan M. Yoon Abstract The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) presence in Africa has fundamentally changed globalization patterns. Most scholarship interrogates whether the Chinese presence is either a “new colonialism” or a “win-win” for development by focusing on economic or social scientific...
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Comparative Literature (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 (2022) 74 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Neelofer Qadir Abstract Popular rhetoric of the twenty-first century as the “Asian century” frequently coheres around China as a rising global superpower and thus focuses on its financial and material ambitions in sites across Asia and Africa. Such narratives, ensconced within the BRICS (Brazil...
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Comparative Literature (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 (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 (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of 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...
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Comparative Literature (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...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... 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. 25 Aug. 2011...
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Comparative Literature (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 (2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
... or Africa is in fact an important element of the longer history of which colonialism and postcolonialism are part. University of Oregon 2009 Michael Uebel. Ecstatic Transformation: On the Uses of Alterity in the Middle Ages . New York: Palgrave, 2005. David Wallace. Premodern Places: Calais...
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Comparative Literature (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...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 147–155.
Published: 01 June 2022
... oceanic space that has mediated a dynamic cross-cultural traffic across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In response to the territorial logic of old and new comparative literature, the polysemic nature of the Indian Ocean invites the following the question: what would world literature look like when...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 227–242.
Published: 01 June 2004
.... The 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 (2017) 69 (3): 315–337.
Published: 01 September 2017
... . 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 the Neoliberal...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 186–201.
Published: 01 June 2022
...) , which engage with the linguistic and translational challenges of writing historical fiction. Set in the colonial era, on the opposite shores the Indian Ocean, one in India and the other in East Africa, both narratives are driven by historical forces linked to the ocean, primarily, colonial expansion...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of 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...