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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... that confronted former veterans like Khadim: many veterans were forced to reenlist and become subject once again to the precarity of conflict. 1 Arango's story instead focuses on the restoration of normal life. Contemporary African realists more frequently take a different tack. They depict an...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Achebe , Chinua . A Man of the People . Oxford: Heinemann, 1966 . ———. Hopes and Impediments . New York: Doubleday, 1988 . ———. Things Fall Apart . Oxford: Heinemann, 1958 . Andrade , Susan Z . The Nation Writ Small: African Fictions and...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 151–168.
Published: 01 November 2002
... Carolina P, 2001 . Benston , Kimberly W. Performing Blackness: Enactments of African-American Modernism . London and New York: Routledge, 2000 . Butler , Octavia . Parable of the Sower . New York: Warner, 1993 . Delany , Samuel R. “Generic Protocols: Science Fiction and...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Johnson’s Dreamer. Johnson’s preoccupation with likeness also surfaces as his text works to reimagine the historical civil rights move- ment. In its most elemental terms Johnson’s narrative offers a fictional account of murray | contemporary african american novel 15...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... commitments of lived imperial and/or nationalist politics. In the context of African literature specifically, the essay also offers a new through-line connecting key liberation-era fiction (e.g., Charles Mungoshi, Dambudzo Marechera) with some of its current transnational successor texts (e.g., NoViolet...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-centered postcolonial novel as described by Brennan and others, it deserves privileging. Recently, when the Nigerian writer Helon Habila described plans for an African crime imprint, Cordite Books, he told a series of interviewers that the kind of genre fiction he wanted to publish had an affinity for...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Monica Popescu Andrade Susan , The Nation Writ Small: African Fictions and Feminisms, 1958–1988 ( Duke UP , 2011 ) , pp. 272, cloth , $65.62 . Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 The best scholarship shifts paradigms by making visible domains that have existed in a cone of...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 14–16.
Published: 01 May 2011
... parameters for the African imagination and providing vistas into the culture of colonial modernity and its postcolonial consequences. In effect, the novel has come to function as the central register of the Novel: A Forum on Fiction 44:1  DOI 10.1215/00295132-1164347  © 2011 by Novel, Inc...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 169–192.
Published: 01 November 2002
...: Twentieth-Century African American Short Stories . New York: HarperCollins, 1993 . Major , Clarence , ed. Reflex and Bone Structure: A Novel . New York: Fiction Collective, 1975 . Mason , Theodore O. Jr. “Performance, History, and Myth: The Problem of Ishmael Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 437–442.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of court, and then published Randall's novel—it misstated the political nature of parody to achieve a legal benefit. By sharpening the definition of parody to include the trope of irony, I demarcate the fine line separating African American literature's historic attacks on racial stereotypes from...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 May 2000
.... Boston: Northeastern UP, 1988 . 43 –58. Bradford , Helen . “Olive Schreiner’s Hidden Agony: Fact, Fiction and Teenage Abortion.” Journal of Southern African Studies 21 ( 1995 ): 623 –41. Butler , Judith . Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex.” New York: Routledge...
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Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2002
... descendants of the Sierra Leonians, and still others were "indigenous" Africans, born and raised in pagan Nigeria, who became early Christian converts and catechists of the missionary organizations-the historical models of such fictional characters as Achebe's Nwoye (Things Fall Apart) and Jaja...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004
... Joburg in South African English Fiction.” Kunapipi 7 ( 1985 ): 61 –80. Heyns , Michiel . “Fathers and Sons: Structures of Erotic Patriarchy in Afrikaans Writing of the Emergency.” Ariel 27 ( 1996 ): 81 –104. Johnson , R. W. “The New South Africa.” National Review 31 December...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2000
.... Anderson , Benedict . Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism . New York: Verso, 1983 . Andrews , William . “The Novelization of Voice in Early African American Narrative.” PMLA 105 ( 1990 ): 23 –34. Andrews , William , ed. The Oxford Frederick...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 204–220.
Published: 01 August 2006
... would surprise the president, implying that Washington has been given black characteristics, evoking minstrelsy's use of costumes and burnt-cork makeup to exaggerate African features. All told, Tom's portrait of Washington appears to be in blackface. In her feminist reading of the novel...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 372–375.
Published: 01 August 2016
... annotations do to the strategy of narrative reterritorialization? After the chapter on The Trowenna Sea , Dalley leaves Australasia and turns to Anglophone African literature to produce an interesting reading of Adichie's celebrated Half a Yellow Sun. Set in relation to Ihimaera's novel, Half a Yellow Sun...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 337–360.
Published: 01 November 2006
... –55. Blackmore , Edward . The British Mercantile Marine: A Short Historical Review . London: Griffin, 1897 . Brantlinger , Patrick . “Victorians and Africans: The Genealogy of the Myth of the Dark Continent.” “Race,” Writing, and Difference . Ed. Henry Louis Gates Jr. Chicago: U...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 298–318.
Published: 01 November 2008
... discourse introduces a new narrative logic into Anglophone Arab and African fiction that finds its inspiration less in the European novel, as was the case with writers of an earlier generation, than in Qur'anic and other forms of Islamic literature (Sufi poetry, allegory, hadith, and so forth...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
... literary mimesis. In African American literature spanning early twentieth-century narratives of racial passing to novels such as Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1959) and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (1970), the primary object requiring demystification was the racial epidermal schema that construed...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 524–530.
Published: 01 November 2009
...: Palgrave, 2003 . ———. Security, Territory, Population . Trans. Graham Burchell. New York: Palgrave, 2007 . Iweala , Uzodinma . Beasts of No Nation . New York: Harper, 2005 . Jeyifo , Biodun . “The Nature of Things: Arrested Decolonization and Critical Theory.” Research in African...