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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 315–337.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Maureen Moynagh This essay considers the child-soldier figure in contemporary African fiction as a vehicle for a critique of modernity as a particular time consciousness and of its attendant geopolitics. In the work of novelists Ahmadou Kourouma, Chris Abani, Abdourahman Waberi, and others...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 186–201.
Published: 01 June 2022
... . “ Of Other Seas: Metaphors and Materialities in Maritime Regions .” Atlantic Studies 10 , no. 2 ( 2013 ): 156 – 69 . Steiner Tina . “ Writing ‘Wider Worlds’: The Role of Relation in Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Fiction .” Research in African Literatures 41 , no. 3 ( 2010 ): 124 – 35 . Tip...
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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 (2000) 52 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2000
.... Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996. McHale, Brian. Postmodernist Fiction. New York: Methuen, 1987. Miller, Christopher. Theories of Africans. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990. Moretti, Franco. Atlas...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 June 2022
... communities” in Western Australia. 1 Several of the center’s projects mentor and train individuals in Western Australia who have connections to Indian Ocean countries and cultures. In 2017, the center’s mentorship for writers of African heritage resulted in a short fiction anthology, Ways of Being Here...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 394–412.
Published: 01 December 2017
... / 400 takes place in a fictional post-industrial Siberian town called Asbestos 2. However, mythological versions of St. Petersburg and Moscow also represent “key site[s] of memories and attachments” for Sasha Goldberg, the novel’s African-Russian-Jew- ish heroine and her parents (Blunt...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 January 2011
... in American Fiction 29.1 ( 2001 ): 49 -76. Print. Harris, Leslie M. In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626–1863 . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003 . Print. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter . 1850 . London: Penguin Books, 1994. Print. Hemmingson, Michael. Rev...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (2): 164–185.
Published: 01 March 2008
...MORADEWUN ADEJUNMOBI University of Oregon 2008 Adamu, Abdalla Uba. “Loud Bubbles from a Silent Brook: Trends and Tendencies in Contemporary Hausa Writing.” Research in African Literatures 37 . 3 ( 2006 ): 133 -53. Adejunmobi, Moradewun. “Nigerian Video Film as Minor Transnational...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 227–242.
Published: 01 June 2004
... becomes the site in which the constitutive experiences of a given present can be grasped in a synchronic fashion. The entanglement of multiple durées over a period of time in turn offers the possibility of a diachronic apprehension of phenomena. The Durée and Francophone African Fiction...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 259–261.
Published: 01 June 2000
... [Columbia, 1979], Myth in Africa [Cambridge, 1983], and African Oral Literature [Indiana, 1992], as well as his edited volumes) spread their net widely over the general field of African traditional literature (orature). In this volume he focuses on a narrower territory: the image of the power...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 266–268.
Published: 01 June 2000
... [Columbia, 1979], Myth in Africa [Cambridge, 1983], and African Oral Literature [Indiana, 1992], as well as his edited volumes) spread their net widely over the general field of African traditional literature (orature). In this volume he focuses on a narrower territory: the image of the power...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 255–257.
Published: 01 June 2000
... [Columbia, 1979], Myth in Africa [Cambridge, 1983], and African Oral Literature [Indiana, 1992], as well as his edited volumes) spread their net widely over the general field of African traditional literature (orature). In this volume he focuses on a narrower territory: the image of the power...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 257–259.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., 1979], Myth in Africa [Cambridge, 1983], and African Oral Literature [Indiana, 1992], as well as his edited volumes) spread their net widely over the general field of African traditional literature (orature). In this volume he focuses on a narrower territory: the image of the power and authority...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 261–263.
Published: 01 June 2000
... to his home terri- tory. His earlier books (The Epic in Africa [Columbia, 1979], Myth in Africa [Cambridge, 1983], and African Oral Literature [Indiana, 1992], as well as his edited volumes) spread their net widely over the general field of African traditional literature (orature). In this volume...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 263–266.
Published: 01 June 2000
... [Columbia, 1979], Myth in Africa [Cambridge, 1983], and African Oral Literature [Indiana, 1992], as well as his edited volumes) spread their net widely over the general field of African traditional literature (orature). In this volume he focuses on a narrower territory: the image of the power...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 99–102.
Published: 01 January 2004
... Baldwin’s Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain adds an invaluable new dimen- sion to scholarship on African American artists and the Left, complicating notions of black internationalism beyond Paul Gilroy’s influential diasporic blood and culture model of the Black Atlantic. As Baldwin points out...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 102–104.
Published: 01 January 2004
... Baldwin’s Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain adds an invaluable new dimen- sion to scholarship on African American artists and the Left, complicating notions of black internationalism beyond Paul Gilroy’s influential diasporic blood and culture model of the Black Atlantic. As Baldwin points out...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 105–107.
Published: 01 January 2004
... Baldwin’s Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain adds an invaluable new dimen- sion to scholarship on African American artists and the Left, complicating notions of black internationalism beyond Paul Gilroy’s influential diasporic blood and culture model of the Black Atlantic. As Baldwin points out...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 January 2004
... Baldwin’s Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain adds an invaluable new dimen- sion to scholarship on African American artists and the Left, complicating notions of black internationalism beyond Paul Gilroy’s influential diasporic blood and culture model of the Black Atlantic. As Baldwin points out...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., 130–31 ). 11 On the contrary, border disruption can facilitate the flows of global capital and buttress economic hierarchies. For a useful recapitulation of this argument in relation to African contemporary fiction, see Crowley ( 9–19 ). 12 For major critical studies of letteratura...