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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 85–103.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Peter Leman Abstract This article examines Nuruddin Farah's 1979 novel Sweet and Sour Milk , asking how we read representations of postcolonial mourning and living death in the context of global authoritarianism. The first novel in Farah's influential dictatorship trilogy, Sweet and Sour Milk...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... improvisers of the new. Characters such as Toloki in Zakes Mda's Ways of Dying (1995), Ahl in Nuruddin Farah's Crossbones (2011), and Kotchikpa, the boy narrator in Uwem Akpan's “Fattening for Gabon” (2008), each navigate a terrain of insecurity to improbable ends. They challenge us to rethink our assumptions...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 320–322.
Published: 01 November 2007
... The Glassblower's Breath (1993), Nuruddin Farah's Maps (1986), or Carlos Fuentes's Aura (1962)treated to similarly illuminating analyses. When Richardson NAOMI MANDEL I UNUSUAL TECHNIQUES does advance thematic links between narrative voice and text, his conclusions are rela...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 August 2015
... and nationalist perspectives, as well as to formal aspects of the texts that emerge in her meticulously crafted and astutely argued close readings. The corpus of works she discusses (novels and novellas by Buchi Emecheta, Mariama Bâ, Ousmane Sembène, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nuruddin Farah, and Assia Djebar) has...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
... realisms of Europe. This is the formal gambit of the improbable figures Coundouriotis finds in the works of Zakes Mda, Nuruddin Farah, and Uwem Akpan. As opposed to Balzac's insistence on probability, a refusal to restore or redeem that made sense in the context of French embourgeoisement, the exigencies...