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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 264–278.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Possibilities of Transformation within the Capitalist World Economy.” African Studies Review 17 ( 1974 ): 1 –26. Afkican Literature, Modernism, and the Problem ofPolitica1 Subjectivity NICHOLAS BROWN What does it mean to talk about the politics of form...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... 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 Bulawayo...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Daylanne K. English In this essay I offer a temporal-philosophical and literary-political reading of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins detective novel series. African American literature has conventionally been understood as following its own timeline; however, ascribing a distinct temporality to black...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 189–199.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of Letters . Trans. M.B. DeBevoise Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2004 . Trans. of La république mondiale des lettres. 1999. Chinweizu , Onwuchekwa Jemie , and Madubuike Ihechukwu. Towards the Decolonization of African Literature . Washington, D.C.: Howard UP, 1983 . Jameson , Fredric...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 347–368.
Published: 01 November 2019
... opposition between nationalism and pan-Africanism. In post-Mao China, Chinese writers released the local from the grip of the state and aligned localism with a nascent cosmopolitanism, which inclined them to identify with Third World cosmopolitan writers. In the process of translating post-Mao Chinese...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Wendy W. Walters Contemporary African diasporic literature often displays “the allure of the archive” when writers encode archival documents into their narratives, revising the remnants found in an archive, and foregrounding the elements of archival research and data in their texts. Against...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 August 2015
... accrued a respectable body of criticism. Yet established scholarly paradigms have trained us to read them within and against the structures of nationalist anticolonial narratives. Andrade defamiliarizes this landscape by illuminating the pillars on which the historiography of African literature has been...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
... . Thresholds of Change in African Literature . Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1994 . Julien , Eileen . “Rape, Repression, and Narrative Form in Le Devoir de violence and La Vie et demie.” Rape and Representation . Ed. Higgins Lynn and Silver Brenda. New York: Columbia UP, 1990 . 160 -81. Kourouma...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 327–329.
Published: 01 August 2010
.... Lucidly written and carefully researched, Barnard’s volume offers a theoretically nuanced and historically situated study of South African literature from 1948 to 2000, exploring the complex ways in which apartheid affected literary and cultural productions during this period. Focusing on a broad...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 279–297.
Published: 01 November 2008
... , Harry . “Explorations in Animist Materialism: Notes on Reading/Writing African Literature, Culture, and Society.” Public Culture 15 ( 2003 ): 261 –85. George , Olakunle . Relocating Agency: Modernity and African Letters . Albany: SUNY P, 2003 . George , Olakunle . “The ‘Native...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
...J. Bradford Campbell This essay argues that Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) provides promising ground and a certain imperative to investigate the underexamined intersections between literature and the history of psychiatry. Especially where African American literature is concerned, there has...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
... as the strategies themselves, particularly in light of other post-1990s developments in Asian American and African American literature. The renewal of the white immigrant saga in the era of the genome certainly bears both aesthetic and political analysis. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Eugenides...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... for “the Black Box,” the perfect elevator. The novel announces its participation in the tradition of African American literature by performing numerous standard tropes; it responds to the call of antebellum slave narratives by linking literacy and freedom and addresses topics such as double consciousness...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and even diminish the achievements of black women writers and their contributions to American letters. Sources from the New York Times to Henry Louis Gates Jr. labeled Morrison's win a “great day” for black women writers, for black Americans, and for African American literature; but few if any commentaries...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 330–333.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Timothy Wright Graham Lucy Valerie , State of Peril: Race and Rape in South African Literature . ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 2012 ), pp. 272 , cloth, $58.50 . © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Works Cited Coetzee J. M. Doubling the Point: Essays...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2002
...: Harvard UP, 1993 . Harding , Sandra . Whose Science? Whose Knowledge?: Thinking From Women’s Lives . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1991 . Irele , Abiola . The African Imagination: Literature in Africa and the Black Diaspora . New York: Oxford UP, 2001 . Johnson , Samuel . The History...
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Novel (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 (2015) 48 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... Such a collective, it would seem, only begins to take shape in the nameless narrator-reader—neither South African nor Jewish. More precisely, it emerges through the way in which he reads and the figural writing that guides it. Literature exists, said Sebald in his last speech before his untimely death, “perhaps...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... Such works were often written in English, won many international prizes, and put Indian and African literature on the global map. In India, this postcolonial literature has some famous names associated with it—Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy , and others—and was so commercially and critically...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 523–527.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and global discourses: surrealism, primitivism, magical realism, cultural studies, the motifs of postcolonial theory,” and so on ( 685 ). Against this trend, Coundouriotis makes an invaluable and timely contribution to the critical discourse about African literature by undertaking the difficult...