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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 5–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o This essay looks at the novel as a globalectic heterotopia. It draws on a personal history of my writing the novel Devil on the Cross while a political prisoner in a maximum-security prison in Kenya in 1977–78. In explaining why I turned to the novel rather than any other genre...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... strategies of narrating atrocities, veering away from adherence to what one might call the hard-core real, true to life and gory. 4 It locates the center at the margin, a gesture that is expected of postcolonial texts, and performs “globalectically” to world the novel in a way that reflects the kind...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Ngũgĩ's essay, “A Globalectic Heterotopia,” I was struck by the uncanny appropriateness of Foucault's concept as a model for this special issue as a whole, as, that is, a single collection of essays, each of which explains how different novels represent, challenge, and invert the “real sites that can...