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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2011) 31 (2): 498–505.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Laetitia Nanquette Writers of Iranian origin who compose in French have published a fair number of novels in France since the beginning of the 1990s. This article analyzes the genre specificity of novels by Franco-Iranian authors and the challenges that the inevitable influence of the French...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2008) 28 (1): 50–60.
Published: 01 May 2008
... novel. The result is a retooled modernist literature that stresses the ideological preconditions for renewal in a new notion of human dignity. Hassan Daoud's 1983 Binayat Mathilde (The House of Mathilde) , Hoda Barakat's 1990 Hajar al-dahik (The Stone of Laughter) , and Rashid al-Daif's 1995 ' Azizi al...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2005) 25 (1): 177–190.
Published: 01 May 2005
... oe’ oeso h atto fIndia of Partition the on Novels Women’s Trauma: Memory, Gender, ebgmVrdcaa,adJnigWn,frtahn me teaching for Wung, Jonling and Virudachalam, Samson, Senbagam Shareena especially Berkeley, thanks UC at Menon; students my Ritu to Kabeer, also Naila Kabir, Khushi Bhasin, Chatterji...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2007) 27 (2): 450–462.
Published: 01 August 2007
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2008) 28 (1): 93–108.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Caroline Brown “A Divine Madness: The Secret Language of Trauma in the Novels of Bessie Head and Calixthe Beyala” examines Head's A Question of Power and The Sun Hath Looked upon Me , by Beyala. In both novels, trauma serves as a metaphor for the disruption caused by gendered and/or racialized...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2012) 32 (3): 591–603.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Katerina Clark’s observations on the Soviet socialist-realist novel, and building on the adaptation’s intertextual references to older Javanese and Sanskrit epic traditions, Lienau’s essay argues that Pramoedya’s work posits the generic superiority of the Indonesian-Malay novel to the linguistic caste...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2008) 28 (3): 428–442.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Orit Bashkin This essay highlights silenced aspects of Arab-Iraqi nationalism. While scholars of Iraqi nationalism paid great heed to intellectuals affiliated with the state, I explore sources that were written outside of official circles, namely, novels, to rescue a more nuanced understanding of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2010) 30 (1): 101–106.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Reem Bassiouney This essay examines the use of language in the literature that discusses the diaspora, with concentration on one novel. The essay concentrates on the diglossic situation that prevails in the Arab world, in which there are two varieties, high and a low, each with a different function...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2016) 36 (2): 293–306.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Neville Hoad This essay analyzes Lauren Beukes's 2010 novel, Zoo City , as a complicated set of allegories of environmental disaster, HIV/AIDS, xenophobic violence, and contemporary African identity. It argues that Zoo City , as a speculative fiction of sorts, is deeply informed by South African...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2016) 36 (1): 134–151.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... In these novels, filth is characterized by its ability to cling and to spread, such that the only solution seems to be the creation of physical distance between the novel's protagonists and the rural sphere. Ethnographic fieldwork in rural Bihar, however, complicates this view. Villagers express...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2008) 28 (1): 11–19.
Published: 01 May 2008
... three months. In this way, he experienced the war as perpetrator, witness, and victim. His writing of the war echoes and extends these conflicting capacities, radicalizing and ultimately shattering the problems and processes of recognition and identification. In his novel Éden, Éden, Éden Guyotat...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2015) 35 (2): 204–221.
Published: 01 August 2015
... ways novel and unprecedented. They serve as a critique of dominant anthropocentric discourses of religion, and they point us toward possibilities of reimagining the relations between animals and humans, especially in the face of the ecological devastation we inhabit. © 2015 by Duke University Press...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2017) 37 (2): 245–261.
Published: 01 August 2017
... evident in contemporary novels, which subjected nightlife to a literary “neighborhood gaze,” exposing and shaming protagonists who violated public morality. In this way, novelists warned against what they perceived to be the perils of the new night and advised their readers how to navigate it—how to be in...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2018) 38 (1): 57–72.
Published: 01 May 2018
... novel psychoanalytic meanings and conceptualizations. It also emerged to represent symbolically a resistance to, if not a break from, some features of Western (Freudian) psychoanalytic discourse, including those that relate to society and civilization. In sum, through a close reading of Şadan’s writings...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2018) 38 (3): 423–438.
Published: 01 December 2018
... matters of religion. This essay documents the prehistory of this iconic case to demonstrate that neither the controversy nor the judgment was novel, as scholarship has repeatedly claimed. Family law had historically been a contentious arena that enabled conversations between the state and religion, courts...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2019) 39 (1): 3–7.
Published: 01 May 2019
... question of citizenship presents the contributors to the section with important analytical opportunities. They examine the multiple lineages and formations of popular politics on the continent, outline how the concept of “political society” enables novel ways of charting and unraveling the political in...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2008) 28 (1): 38–49.
Published: 01 May 2008
... stories and humanity of Near Eastern peoples, Satrapi's graphic novel views a young girl's developing sense of self through intergenerational stories. Moreover, Satrapi's second Persepolis work recognizes the alienation and loss that occurs because the protagonist experiences the cultural violence of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2008) 28 (1): 61–77.
Published: 01 May 2008
... patterns of affect and empathy and legitimize the perceived need for economic and institutional aid while reifying the inhabitants of the global South in general and Africa in particular as dependent nonsubjects. Juxtaposing Gil Courtemanche's novel Un dimanche à la piscine à Kigali / A Sunday at the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2007) 27 (1): 173–185.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Pirzad (b. 1952), about the everyday life of an Armenian family in 1960s Abadan, received much critical acclaim in Iranian literary circles. The novel was reprinted multiple times, became a best seller, and garnered many liter- ary awards. The critics and reviewers in Iran praised this novel...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2003) 23 (1-2): 11.
Published: 01 August 2003
..., resonated most with me, and, I serve as the intellectual face of anti-colonial nationalism. think, with many scholars of and from the Caribbean– He was able to occupy a difficult space of ambivalence, Said did for the British novel what Trinidadian scholar a position “out of place”, which could not be...