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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004
... of Nadine Gordimer.” Yale Journal of Criticism 2 ( 1989 ): 101 –27. Esty , Joshua D. “Excremental Postcolonialism.” Contemporary Literature 40 ( 1999 ): 22 –59. Farred , Grant . “Mourning the Postapartheid State Already? The Poetics of Loss in Zakes Mda’s Ways of Dying.” Modern...
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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 (2012) 45 (3): 492–496.
Published: 01 November 2012
... by the contemporary luminaries Kiran Desai, Zakes Mda, Zadie Smith, and Junot Díaz. Throughout these chapters, Jay’s nuanced readings of the novels’ multicontinental plots, characters, themes, and images reveal a thoroughly inter- penetrated world, where cultures and traditions dizzyingly mix and characters...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 327–329.
Published: 01 August 2010
... in which apartheid affected literary and cultural productions during this period. Focusing on a broad array of writers, from canonized authors J. M. Coetzee and Nadine Gordimer to such lesser-known figures as Athol Fugard, Miriam Tlali, and Zakes Mda, Barnard cogently demonstrates that the politics...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 334–337.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of Kabir, the rasa aesthetics that connect the staging of the nineteenth-century Bengali actress Binodini Dasi's stage performances to a contemporary Bollywood blockbuster, the Zulu proverbs that allow the formal experimentations of such novelists as C. S. Nyembezi and Zakes Mda, and the Zulu praise...
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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...